What is the meaning of eat?


  • Take in solid food.
    • usage: "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night"
  • 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"
  • Take in food; used of animals only.
    • usage: "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat"
  • Worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way.
    • usage: "What's eating you"
  • 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"
  • 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"
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APAWordNet. (2010). eat. Retrieved September 26, 2018, from http://smartdefine.org/eat/definitions/1271990
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "eat" http://smartdefine.org/eat/definitions/1271990 (accessed September 26, 2018).
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