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  Definition of eat
  1. cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
  5. take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn''t eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
  6. worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; "What''s eating you?"
Similar Words: corrode, rust, consume, eat up, use up, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out, feed, eat on

 

See Also: eat in, dine in, eat out, dine out, eat up, finish, polish off

 

Hyponyms: run out, drain, indulge, luxuriate, burn off, burn, burn up, spend, run down, exhaust, play out, sap, tire, take out, take away, victual, eat in, dine in, eat out, dine out, dine, picnic, break bread, nosh, snack, mess, lunch, brunch, breakfast, feast, banquet, junket, gorge, ingurgitate, overindulge, glut, englut, stuff, engorge, overgorge, overeat, gormandize, gormandise, gourmandize, binge, pig out, satiate, scarf out, wash down, gluttonize, gluttonise, fress, wolf, wolf down, slurp, fare, pitch in, dig in, pick at, peck at, peck, pick up, gobble, bolt, garbage down, gobble up, shovel in, bolt down, nibble, pick, piece, ruminate, dunk, dip, devour, guttle, raven, pig, eat up, finish, polish off, down, consume, go through, smack, fill up, fill, forage, suckle, crop, browse, graze, range, pasture

 

Grouped Verbs: corrode, rust, take, occupy, use up, feed

 

Entailments: chew, masticate, manducate, jaw, swallow, get down

 

Derivational Morphology: rust, rusting, corrosion, corroding, erosion, exhaustion, depletion, eater, feeder, eating, feeding, feed, provender

 

Anagrams: eta, tea, ETA, Ate

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: ha   Basque: jan  
Bosnian: jesti   Breton: debriñ  
Bulgarian: храня се   Catalan: menjar  
Chinese:   Croatian: jesti  
Danish: spise   Dutch: eten  
Esperanto: manĝi   Estonian: sööma  
Finnish: syödä   French: manger  
German: essen   Greek: τρώγω and γευματίζω  
Hebrew: אכל   Hindi: खाना  
Hungarian: eszik   Ido: manjar  
Indonesian: makan and menyantap   Irish: ith  
Italian: mangiare   Japanese: 食べる and 食事をする  
Korean: 먹다   Latin: edere  
Malay: makan   Malayalam: കഴിയ്ക്കുക  
Maltese: kiel   Norwegian: spise  
Polish: jeść   Portuguese: comer  
Romanian: a lua and mânca   Russian: есть  
Slovak: jesť   Slovene: jesti  
Spanish: comer   Swahili: kula  
Swedish: äta   Tagalog: kumain  
Telugu: తిను and భుజించు   Ukrainian: їсти  
Vietnamese: ăn  
 
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