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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:

    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

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#217859fertilise

How to use eat in a sentence?

  1. Hindi Filmy Quote:

    Duniya mein rehna hai toh kaam kar pyare, Haath jod sabko salaam kar pyare, Varna yeh duniya jeene nahi degiKhane nahi degi, peene nahi degi (Do some work if you want to live in this world. Salute everyone and request them. Or else this world won't let you live. It won't let you eat or drink anything )

  2. Yoko Ichihara:

    I'd be concerned if I heard we couldn't eat whale in Japan, but since we'll be able to take them here, I have no worries.

  3. Paul Marcus:

    One, you gotta have good genes, two, you gotta be god damned lucky for 100 years. And three: Try not to eat anything that's healthy. It's true. I eat whatever I want. The secret to longevity is ice cream.

  4. Greta Rybus:

    (There) ended up being a pretty high tide that day ... (that) was starting to eat up several homes, i was watching people move their furniture and TVs and all of their belongings out the front of the house, while the back of the house just fell into the ocean.

  5. Erin Smith:

    Our founder Julie Church back in the 90s discovered an entire beach... was just covered in flip flops, what she saw were not just dead fish that had been trying to eat in their natural habitat, but turtles unable to come up on to land and actually hatch.


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