1. [ verb ] (food) finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
Synonyms: finish polish_off

"She polished off the remaining potatoes"

Related terms: eat tuck_in
2. [ verb ] use up, as of resources or materials
Synonyms: eat exhaust use_up wipe_out run_through deplete consume

"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"

Related terms: spend spend drain burn_off run_down indulge run_out take exhaustion
3. [ verb ] enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
Synonyms: swallow_up swallow bury engross immerse

"The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"

Related terms: enclose