eat

[[t]i͟ːt[/t]]
♦♦
eats, eating, ate, eaten
1) VERB When you eat something, you put it into your mouth, chew it, and swallow it.

[V n] She was eating a sandwich...

[V n] The bananas should be eaten within two days...

We took our time and ate slowly.

2) VERB If you eat sensibly or healthily, you eat food that is good for you.

[V adv] ...a campaign to persuade people to eat more healthily.

3) VERB If you eat, you have a meal.

Let's go out to eat...

[V n] We ate lunch together a few times.

4) VERB: only cont If something is eating you, it is annoying or worrying you. [INFORMAL]

[V n] `What the hell's eating you?' he demanded.

5) PHRASE: V and N inflect If you have someone eating out of your hand, they are completely under your control.

No-one can handle the press as she can and she usually has them eating out of her hand by the time they leave.

6) PHRASE: V and N inflect People use eat your heart out with the name of a person when they are doing something that they think the person named might be jealous of.

A limousine was sent to pick me up and deliver me to the set. Eat your heart out, Tom Selleck!...

I want everyone back in Cleveland to be eating their crummy little hearts out.

7) PHRASE: V inflects If you eat someone out of house and home, you eat a lot of their food, especially when you are living with them. [INFORMAL]

Is Karen still eating you out of house and home?

8) to be eaten alivesee alive
to have your cake and eat itsee cake
dog eat dogsee dog
to eat humble piesee humble
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  • eat — W1S1 [i:t] v past tense ate [et, eıt US eıt] past participle eaten [ˈi:tn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food)¦ 2¦(meal)¦ 3 eat your words 4 eat your heart out 5 eat somebody alive/eat somebody for breakfast 6¦(use)¦ 7 eat humble pie …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eat — [ it ] (past tense ate [ eıt ] ; past participle eat|en [ itn ] ) verb intransitive or transitive *** to put food into your mouth and swallow it: We sat on the grass and ate our sandwiches. Don t talk while you re eating. I ve eaten too much.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Eat — ([=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Ate} ([=a]t; 277), Obsolescent & Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. p. {Eaten} ([=e]t n), Obs. or Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Eating}.] [OE. eten, AS. etan; akin to OS. etan, OFries. eta, D. eten, OHG. ezzan, G. essen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eat — ► VERB (past ate; past part. eaten) 1) put (food) into the mouth and chew and swallow it. 2) (eat out or in) have a meal in a restaurant (or at home). 3) (eat something away or eat away at/into) gradually erode or des …   English terms dictionary

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  • Eat — Eat, v. i. 1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board. [1913 Webster] He did eat continually at the king s table. 2 Sam. ix. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • eat — (v.) O.E. etan (class V strong verb; past tense æt, pp. eten) to eat, devour, consume, from P.Gmc. *etanan (Cf. O.Fris. ita, O.S. etan, M.Du. eten, Du. eten, O.H.G. ezzan, Ger. essen, O.N. eta, Goth. itan), from PIE root …   Etymology dictionary

  • eat — [ēt] vt. ate [āt; ] Brit usually [ et] eaten [ēt′ n] eating [ME eten < OE etan, akin to Ger essen < IE base * ed , to eat > L edere, Gr edmenai] 1. to put (food) in the mouth, chew if necessary, and swallow 2. to use up, devour, destroy …   English World dictionary

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