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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

Etymologies

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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