"Fire had devoured our home"
"She devoured his novels"
devour, down, consume, go through(verb)
"Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
land, take in, eat up, pull down, exhaust, ware, put through, eat, pass, push down, kill, go through, follow out, take, have, belt down, waste, use up, drink down, see, shoot down, cut down, ingest, go across, run through, toss off, pour down, follow up, follow through, squander, guttle, wipe out, carry out, down, bolt down, refine, raven, experience, pop, work through, fine-tune, knock down, consume, pig, implement, deplete, polish
devour, guttle, raven, pig(verb)
"he devoured three sandwiches"
To eat quickly, greedily, hungrily, or ravenously.
To rapidly destroy, engulf, or lay waste.
The fire was devouring the building.
To take in avidly with the intellect.
She intended to devour the book.
To absorb or engross the mind fully, especially in a destructive manner.
After the death of his wife, he was devoured by grief.
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eating with breathtaking ferocity .
i’m so hungry im going to mop this plate!Submitted by rinat on August 15, 2019
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How to use devour in a sentence?
They eat the dainty food of gamous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman's octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.
We want the qualities of fools that our faults devour, then us. (Nous voulons qualités des fous - Que nos défauts dévorent, puis nous.) [Fables1, The Cheetah / Le Guépard]
Those who are destroying the Amazon are the big farms, and it's those big farmers who made (Bolsonaro) president. Now, they think they can deforest and burn and devour everything.
The peasants of the Asturias believe that in every litter of wolves there is one pup that is killed by the mother for fear that on growing up it would devour the other little ones.
The rich devour the poor and the devil devours the rich and so both are devoured.
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- поглъщам, ям лакомоBulgarian
- devorarCatalan, Valencian
- hltat, zhltnout, pohltitCzech
- verschlingen, fressenGerman
- manĝegi, voriEsperanto
- jambar, devorarSpanish
- fal, zabálHungarian
- whāō, horomiti, ngūngūMāori
- verslinden, schransen, vretenDutch
- pożerać, pożrećPolish
- лопать, жратьRussian
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