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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"Fire had devoured our home"
"She devoured his novels"
devour, down, consume, go throughverb
"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, pigverb
"he devoured three sandwiches"
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?
The rich devour the poor, and the devil devours the rich and so both are devoured.
The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.
Foolish people support often or always the photo bearing post of the self-seeker or most selfish individual on the social media by insanely thinking that this way they can fulfill via her/his contact or network their own vested-interest desire or wish, but those stupids do not realise that the same self-obsessed person is gonna even one day devour them as a fish or a sweet dish for self benefit or undue profit.
The rich devour the poor and the devil devours the rich and so both are devoured.
Not being collected inside is life inside. Fauna of wild instincts that devour each other. Flora of emotions and feelings. Romantic landscapes of impressions. Evolution of thinking in one century.
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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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