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Synonyms for EAT
it; eɪt; esp. Brit. ɛt; ˈit n

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eat(verb)

    take in solid food

    "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

    rust, eat up, corrode, deplete, use up, run through, feed, consume, wipe out, exhaust, eat on

  2. eat(verb)

    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"

    rust, eat up, corrode, deplete, use up, run through, feed, consume, wipe out, exhaust, eat on

  3. feed, eat(verb)

    take in food; used of animals only

    "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"

    eat, wipe out, eat on, give, fertilise, rust, eat up, run, feed, exhaust, run through, deplete, consume, prey, feast, corrode, flow, fertilize, course, use up, feed in

  4. eat, eat on(verb)

    worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way

    "What's eating you?"

    rust, eat up, corrode, deplete, use up, run through, feed, consume, wipe out, exhaust, eat, eat on

  5. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out(verb)

    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"

    exhaust, take in, eat on, eat up, play out, expel, ware, wash up, eat, erase, release, corrode, beat, tire, kill, go through, eliminate, take, have, occupy, waste, finish, use up, swallow, tucker, polish off, decimate, tucker out, rust, feed, ingest, swallow up, obliterate, run through, extinguish, squander, annihilate, wipe out, bury, down, discharge, run down, work through, devour, sweep away, sap, cancel out, eject, immerse, consume, carry off, deplete, eradicate

  6. corrode, eat, rust(verb)

    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"

    eat up, wipe out, deplete, use up, eat, feed, corrode, consume, exhaust, rust, run through, eat on


  1. eat(verb)

    worry, bother, disturb

  2. eat(verb)

    supper, breakfast, lunch, tea, dine, dinner, chow down

  3. eat(verb)

    To consume money or (other instruments of value, such as a token) deposited or inserted by a user, while failing to either provide the intended product or service, or return the payment.

    swallow, consume

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. eat(v. a.)

    chew and swallow

  2. eat(v. a.)

    corrode, consume, wear away

  3. eat(v. n.)

    feed, take food

  4. eat(v. n.)

    act corrosively

  5. eat(v. n.)

    [Colloquial.] taste, relish

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. eat(v)

    feed, devour, bolt, gulp, gorge

    abstain, fast, diet, starve, famish

  2. eat(v)

    consume, corrode, erode, fret

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    eating, comer, essen, eaten, consume, eatingthe, lunch, feed, coma, devour, swallow, comma, aet, eatin, eats., food, dinner, sheronda, grub, grab

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How to use EAT in a sentence?

  1. Kyle Philip:

    We could taste the mud in the meat of the perch, we couldn't really eat them.

  2. Jerica Berge:

    When parents use restrictive (e.g. keep food from children) or pressure-to-eat feeding practices (e.g. try to get kids to eat more food), children have an increased risk of being overweight, when a new child is introduced, parents may relax their preoccupation with the older child’s eating behaviors, allowing the older child to respond to their own satiety cues and self-regulate their eating.

  3. Henny Youngman:

    My wife is a light eater ... as soon as it's light, she starts to eat.

  4. Bernado Franck:

    We heard so many good things about Brazil, but I am not finding anything, i want to help my mom and family back home; I have to eat and pay rent. How do they expect me to improve my life?

  5. Richard Schwab:

    It's a muscle which we use to talk, breathe, eat. So why should it have any fat ? Yet it's marbled with fat, we don't understand that. We don't know if the fat is partially genetic or partially related to obesity. But I think it's an important factor in treating sleep apnea.

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