Synonyms for eat

Synonyms for (verb) eat

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: damage

Definition: inflict damage upon

Usage: The snow damaged the roof; She damaged the car when she hit the tree


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: spend, expend, drop

Definition: pay out

Usage: spend money


Synonyms: 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

Similar words: consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Definition: serve oneself to, or consume regularly

Usage: Have another bowl of chicken soup!; I don't take sugar in my coffee


Synonyms: eat

Definition: take in solid food

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

Similar words: consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Definition: serve oneself to, or consume regularly

Usage: Have another bowl of chicken soup!; I don't take sugar in my coffee


Similar words: 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


Synonyms: feed, eat

Definition: take in food; used of animals only

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

Similar words: consume, have, ingest, take, take in

Definition: serve oneself to, or consume regularly

Usage: Have another bowl of chicken soup!; I don't take sugar in my coffee


Synonyms: eat, eat on

Definition: worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way

Usage: What's eating you?

Similar words: worry, vex

Definition: disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress

Usage: I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me