Definitions for eat

Definitions for (verb) eat

Main entry: rust, corrode, eat

Definition: cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid

Usage: The acid corroded the metal; The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink

Main entry: consume, eat, eat up, deplete, run through, wipe out, use up, exhaust

Definition: use up (resources or materials)

Usage: this car consumes a lot of gas; We exhausted our savings; They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

Main entry: eat

Definition: eat a meal; take a meal

Usage: 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

Main entry: eat

Definition: take in solid food

Usage: She was eating a banana; What did you eat for dinner last night?

Main entry: feed, eat

Definition: take in food; used of animals only

Usage: This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat; What do whales eat?

Main entry: eat, eat on

Definition: worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way

Usage: What's eating you?

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