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OVERVIEW OF VERB EAT

1) 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”

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3) feed, eat: take in food; used of animals only; “This dog doesn’t eat certain kinds of meat”; “What do whales eat?”

4) consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out: 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, eat on: worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; “What’s eating you?”

6) corrode, eat, rust: 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

verb eat has 6 sense(s) (first 6 from tagged texts)


eat (Wikipedia)
"Eat" redirects here. For other uses of "eat", or "EAT" as an abbreviation or acronym, see EAT (disambiguation).
"Feeding" redirects here. For other uses, see Feeding (disambiguation).
Amandines de Provence, poster by Leonetto Cappiello, 1900

Eating (also known as consuming) is the ingestion of food, typically to provide a heterotrophic organism with energy and to allow for growth. Animals and other heterotrophs must eat in order to survive — carnivores eat other animals, herbivores eat plants, omnivores consume a mixture of both plant and animal matter, and detritivores eat detritus. Fungi digest organic matter outside of their bodies as opposed to animals that digest their food inside their bodies. For humans, eating is an activity of daily living. Some individuals may limit their amount of nutritional intake. This may be a result of a lifestyle choice, due to hunger or famine, as part of a diet or as religious fasting.

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