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Noun: eats  eets
  1. Informal term for a meal
    - chow, chuck [N. Amer], grub
Verb: eat (ate,eaten)  eet
  1. Take in solid food
    "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
     
  2. Have 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. Take in food; used of animals only
    "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?";
    - feed
     
  4. Worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way
    "What's eating you?";
    - eat on
     
  5. Use (resources or materials) over time in order to function
    "this car eats up a lot of gas";
    - consume, eat up, use up, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out
     
  6. Cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
    "The acid ate the metal";
    - corrode, rust

See also: eat in, eat out, eat up

Type of: consume, damage, drop, expend, fare, have, ingest, spend, take, take in, vex, worry

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