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eat - Dictionary definition and meaning for word eat

Definition
(verb) take in solid food
Example Sentence
  • She was eating a banana
  • What did you eat for dinner last night?

Definition
(verb) eat a meal; take a meal
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) take in food; used of animals only
Synonyms : feed
Example Sentence
  • This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat
  • What do whales eat?

Definition
(verb) worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way
Synonyms : eat on
Example Sentence
  • What's eating you?

Definition
(verb) use up (resources or materials)
Example Sentence
  • this car consumes a lot of gas
  • We exhausted our savings
  • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

Definition
(verb) cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
Synonyms : corrode , rust
Example Sentence
  • The acid corroded the metal
  • The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink

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