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  • v. To eat without restraint; eat heartily.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. to eat copiously and without restraint; to snack frequently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. eat a lot and without restraint


From Yiddish פרעסן (fresn) or German fressen ("to devour, gobble"), from Middle High German vrezzen, from Old High German frezzan ("to devour, eat up"), from Proto-Germanic *fraetanan (“to eat up”), from Proto-Germanic *fra- (intensive and perfective prefix) + Proto-Germanic *etanan (“to eat”), equivalent to for- +‎ eat. Cognate with Old English fretan ("to devour"). More at fret. (Wiktionary)



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