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Definitions of eat

  1. To take food; to gnaw; to taste. To eat one's terms, to study for the English bar, so said as the student has to eat so many dinners each term in the public hall of the legal body to which he attaches himself, before being reckoned to have completed it. To eat one's words, to take back or retract what has been uttered. To cat, eat in, or eat into, to wear away by gnawing or corrosion. To eat out, to consume. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; - said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To chew and swallow, as food; devour; consume; corrode; waste or wear away; as, rust eats away the surface. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. To chew and swallow: to consume: to corrode. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. To chew and swallow, as food. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To make one's way slowly. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To take food:-pr.p. eating; pa.t. ate (at or et); pa.p. eaten (et'n) or (obs.) eat (et). The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. use up, as of resources or materials; "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; "What's eating you?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. To chew and swallow; take food; consume; corrode. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. To take sustenance; feed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. To gnaw; penetrate; corrode. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. To bite or chew and swallow, as food; to corrode or gnaw away; to consume; to oppress; to enjoy; to feast. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To consume, as food with the mouth; to wear away or corrode; to gnaw; to take food. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. Eating. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  22. Eaten. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. Eater. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. of Eat. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Ate. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for eat

  1. Did you ever eat one? – The Settler and the Savage by R.M. Ballantyne
  2. But give me somethin' to eat first. – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
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