Pronunciation: ēt
v. t.1.To chew and swallow as food; to devour; - said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread.
[imp. Ate (āt; 277), Obsolescent & Colloq. Eat (ĕt); p. p. Eaten (ēt"'n), Obs. or Colloq. Eat (ĕt); p. pr. & vb. n. Eating.]
They . . . ate the sacrifices of the dead.
- Ps. cvi. 28.
The lean . . . did eat up the first seven fat kine.
- Gen. xli. 20.
The lion had not eaten the carcass.
- 1 Kings xiii. 28.
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.
To eat humble pie
See under Humble.
To eat of
partitive use).
To eat one's words
to retract what one has said. (See the Citation under Blurt.
- Keble.
To eat out
to consume completely.
To eat the wind out of a vessel
(Naut.) to gain slowly to windward of her.
- Tillotson.
v. i.1.To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board.
He did eat continually at the king's table.
- 2 Sam. ix. 13.
2.To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef.
3.To make one's way slowly.
To eat
to make way by corrosion; to gnaw; to consume.
To eat to windward
(Naut.) to keep the course when closehauled with but little steering; - said of a vessel.
- Byron.
Verb1.eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
2.eat - 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"
3.eat - take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
Synonyms: feed
4.eat - 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"
5.eat - worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; "What's eating you?"
Synonyms: eat on
6.eat - 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"
Synonyms: corrode, rust
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