from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- intransitive verb To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption.
- intransitive verb To take in and absorb as food.
- intransitive verb To include habitually or by preference in one's diet.
- intransitive verb To destroy, ravage, or use up by or as if by ingesting.
- intransitive verb To erode or corrode.
- intransitive verb To produce by eating.
- intransitive verb Slang To absorb the cost or expense of.
- intransitive verb Informal To bother or annoy.
- intransitive verb Vulgar slang To perform cunnilingus or anilingus on. Often used with out.
- intransitive verb To consume food.
- intransitive verb To have or take a meal.
- intransitive verb To exercise a consuming or eroding effect.
- intransitive verb To cause persistent annoyance or distress.
- idiom (eat crow) To be forced to accept a humiliating defeat.
- idiom (eat (one's) heart out) To feel bitter anguish or grief.
- idiom (eat (one's) heart out) To be consumed by jealousy.
- idiom (eat (one's) words) To retract something that one has said.
- idiom (eat out of (someone's) hand) To be manipulated or dominated by another.
- idiom (eat (someone) alive) To overwhelm or defeat thoroughly.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To masticate and swallow as nourishment; partake of or devour as food: said especially of solids: as, to
- To corrode; wear away; gnaw into; consume; waste: generally with away, out, up, or into: as, rust has eaten away the surface; lines eaten out by aqua fortis; these cares eat up all my time.
- To take food; feed.
- To make way by corrosion; gnaw; penetrate or excavate by disorganization or destruction of substance: as, a cancer eats into the flesh.
- To taste; relish: as, it eats like the finest peach.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid.
- transitive verb To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear.
- transitive verb See under
- transitive verb (partitive use).
- transitive verb to retract what one has said. (See the Citation under
- transitive verb to consume completely.
- transitive verb (Naut.) to gain slowly to windward of her.
- intransitive verb To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board.
- intransitive verb To taste or relish.
- intransitive verb To make one's way slowly.
- intransitive verb to make way by corrosion; to gnaw; to consume.
- intransitive verb (Naut.) to keep the course when closehauled with but little steering; -- said of a vessel.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb transitive, intransitive To
consume(something solid or semi-solid, usually food) by putting it into the mouthand swallowingit.
- verb intransitive To consume a
- verb intransitive, ergative To be eaten.
- verb transitive To
destroy, consume, or useup.
- verb transitive, informal To cause (someone) to
- verb transitive, business To take the loss in a
- verb transitive, intransitive To
- verb transitive, informal To damage, destroy, or fail to
ejecta removable part or an inserted object.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
Of course, now my parents are freaking over the organic grassfed meat I eat and want me to eat by my blood type', which being A+ is an opposite diet of high carb, low fat, veggie stuff
Just eat n eat n eat n eat maybe I should go to town and get some food.
Jemmy Button would not eat land-birds, because eat dead men: they are unwilling even to mention their dead friends.
_ When I think of my Ransom then I eat and I drink, and I pray, and in my poverty I yearn to be filled with Him, to be among those who _eat and are filled_ and they _praise the Lord who seek Him_
He's not beautiful either but pleasant to look at, one of those broad high-cheeked faces one sees so much in the West, with the funniest quick yellowish grey eyes and the most disreputable moustache I ever saw, yellow and ragged, If he must eat it, I wish he would _eat it off even_ clear across.
An uncomfortable feeling of fullness, or of dullness and stupor after a meal is a sure sign of over-eating, so whatever and whenever you eat, _eat slowly, masticate your food well_, and DO NOT EAT TOO MUCH.
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Muller-Moore, the Vermont man who is building a business around the term "eat more kale," which has been plastered on T-shirts, bumper stickers and other items, is in hot water with Chik-fil-A.
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Muller-Moore, who describes himself as a folk artist who earns a living working as a foster parent for an adult with special needs, said he started using the phrase "eat more kale" in 2000.
Peter Shumlin is throwing the state's support behind a folk artist who has built his T-shirt business around the phrase "eat more kale" and is engaged in a trademark fight with the nation's second largest chicken restaurant chain.
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