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Entry Word: eat
Function: verb
Text: 1 to take in as food <having gone all day without food, we greedily ate the hamburgers>
Synonyms consume, ingest
Related Words digest, down, mouth (down), swallow; bolt, devour, gobble (up or down), gorge, gulp, wolf; chew, gnaw (at or on), lap, lick, nibble (on); relish, savor, taste; banquet, dine, feast, gormandize, pig out; dispatch, polish off; breakfast, lunch, sup; munch, snack
2 to consume or wear away gradually <the pot's protective coating was eaten away by the acid>
Synonyms bite (at), corrode, erode, fret
Related Words break down, break up, decompose, disintegrate, dissolve; destroy, ruin, wreck
3 to take a meal <where's the best place to eat in this town?> -- see DINE 1