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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?"

    Synonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    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?"

    Synonyms:
    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?"

    Synonyms:
    rust, eat up, corrode, deplete, use up, run through, feed, consume, wipe out, exhaust, 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"

    Synonyms:
    exhaust, take in, eat on, eat up, play out, expel, ware, wash up, 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"

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

Wiktionary

  1. eat(verb)

    Synonyms:
    worry, bother, disturb

  2. eat(verb)

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    swallow, consume

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. eat(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    chew and swallow

  2. eat(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    corrode, consume, wear away

  3. eat(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    feed, take food

  4. eat(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    act corrosively

  5. eat(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Colloquial.] taste, relish

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. eat(v)

    Synonyms:
    feed, devour, bolt, gulp, gorge

    Antonyms:
    abstain, fast, diet, starve, famish

  2. eat(v)

    Synonyms:
    consume, corrode, erode, fret

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "eat":

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

How to pronounce eat?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say eat in sign language?

  1. eat

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How to use eat in a sentence?

  1. Ikd:

    I eat food you eat food we all eat food as we need to

  2. Rick Modine:

    For the past few days, we've been moving the cows to higher ground because they can't go 24 hours without lying down, and they won't put their heads under water to eat grass.

  3. RVM:

    This Diwali… Don't just light up the Sky, but stop someone Cry. Don't just eat Sweets, but share your Love on the Streets. Don't just buy Gold, but help someone who is Helpless and Old.

  4. Gary Foster:

    Broadly, reality not meeting expectations is what trips people up, the most common example is when people have unrealistic notions of what the weight loss journey will be -- that they'll lose the same amount( of weight) every single week, or eat perfectly every single day. Life gets in the way. Teaching people a different mindset around that and being aware of your thinking style is key. ' All or none' is not good for weight, relationships or work performance.

  5. Lara Field:

    When children reject a food, is it because they don’t like it, or is it because they have been fed too many snacks throughout the day, and are simply too full to be interested in food ? When approached with a plate of broccoli, they may reject it, but if they were hungry, perhaps they would have been more willing to eat it.


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