[ UK /ˈiːt/ ]
[ US /ˈit/ ]
  1. eat a meal; take a meal
    I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation
    We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls
  2. 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
  3. take in food; used of animals only
    What do whales eat?
    This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat
  4. take in solid food
    She was eating a banana
    What did you eat for dinner last night?
  5. worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way
    What's eating you?
  6. use up (resources or materials)
    They run through 20 bottles of wine a week
    this car consumes a lot of gas
    We exhausted our savings
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How To Use eat In A Sentence

  • Richardson, are proprietors of shows, and the berouged, bedraggled creatures who exhibit on the platform outside for their living. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 53, No. 327, January, 1843
  • Smith, who is also a director of Norwich City Football Club, said her CBE was a "very, very great honour". BBC News | News Front Page | UK Edition
  • Their dried dung is found everywhere, and is in many places the only fuel afforded by the plains; their skulls, which last longer than any other part of the animal, are among the most familiar of objects to the plainsman; their bones are in many districts so plentiful that it has become a regular industry, followed by hundreds of men (christened "bone hunters" by the frontiersmen), to go out with wagons and collect them in great numbers for the sake of the phosphates they yield; and Bad Lands, plateaus, and prairies alike, are cut up in all directions by the deep ruts which were formerly buffalo trails. VIII. The Lordly Buffalo
  • Due to the bad weather, the building work was already behind schedule.
  • If we have spent several class periods introducing conventions of reasoned evidence in argumentative writing, we usually look for such features in student papers.
  • I just know that one beer bash was fine, two was tolerable, and the third was just a way to eat up time on Memorial Day.
  • The aerobrake - a huge, convex disc underneath the spacecraft - was producing friction with the Martian atmosphere.
  • Here's the good news: When you bring what I call unconditional presence to the trance of fear, you create the foundation for true spiritual awakening. Undefined
  • Former Rep. Steve Pearce (R) is running to re-claim his old seat. House Democrats reserve $49 million in ad time
  • If the indoor tables don't satisfy you, and if the weather is right, do ask for a table on the terrace.
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