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- v. To consume completely.
- v. To accept or believe entirely, immediately, and without questioning.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
- v. enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
- v. use up (resources or materials)
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And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine.
I did eat up de apples, for in de heat of de battle one great tirst did come to mine mouth.
I wish worldliness, selfishness, hardness, and straitness of bowels, with open vanity, do not eat up all humble walking with God, as to the power of it, in others.
Commutation would eat up a third of what she earned.
Somewhat shall eat up and devour the strength and sinews of the counsels of a nation, as a moth devoureth a garment.
Good God! we were toasted, roasted, grilled, stewed and carbonaded on one side or other all the way; and being all done enough (assez cuits) in the day, we were eat up at night by bugs, and other unswept-out vermin, the legal inhabitants (if length of possession gives right) of every inn we lay at.
Then, perhaps, there is a little bevy of dirty-nosed nephews who come to spend the holydays, and eat up your East India sweetmeats; and who are forever tramping over your head, or raising the Old Harry below, while you are busy with your clients.
She drove carefully as the road wound down the slope of a mountain called Iron, switchbacking this way and that to eat up the steep elevation.
To make this rule by division workable, the cunning slaver Zubair Rahmat must be kept out of the Sudan, preferably at Cyprus, or he “would in no time eat up all the petty Sultans and consolidate a vast state.”
It's likely this Brushwood road tax will eat up all we've saved in years.