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eat up

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of eat up

  1. 1 to receive or accept gladly or readily predictably, moviegoers ate up the sequel to last summer's blockbuster Synonyms drink (in), welcome (up), embrace, lap (up)Related Words adopt, espouse, take up; greet, hail; enjoy, like, prefer; cherry-pick, choose, cull, decide (on), elect, handpick, name, opt (for), pick, select, single (out), takeNear Antonyms balk (at), decline, pass up, refuse, reject, spurn, throw over, turn down; demur (to), object (to)

  2. 2 to destroy all trace of the surf created by a powerful hurricane could really eat up what's left of the island's eastern beach Synonyms devour, consume (up)Related Words gut; deplete, drain, exhaust, expend, spend, use up; annihilate, decimate, demolish, desolate, devastate, do in, pulverize, raze, ruin, shatter, smash, tear down, waste, wreck; annihilate, blot out, eradicate, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, obliterate, remove, rub out, stamp (out), wipe outNear Antonyms conserve, preserve, protect, save; build, construct, erect, put up, raise


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