eat is the dictionary form of eaten Definition of eat
1. [ verb ] (food) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

Related terms: consume devour eat_up nibble wash_down gobble peck dunk fill_up pitch_in slurp devour pick_at smack gobble_up wolf nibble gluttonize smack ruminate fare feed eating eater swallow chew
2. [ verb ] (politics,food) eat a meal; take a meal

"We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls" "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"

Related terms: consume dine breakfast lunch picnic gorge feast nosh victual eat_out victual mess brunch break_bread eat_in take_away eat_up eat_out eat_in eater
3. [ verb ] (food) take in food; used of animals only
Synonyms: feed

: "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat" "What do whales eat?"

Related terms: consume crop victual suckle forage raven eating
4. [ verb ] use up, as of resources or materials
Synonyms: exhaust use_up eat_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
5. [ verb ] worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way
Synonyms: eat_on

: "What's eating you?"

Related terms: worry
6. [ verb ] cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid
Synonyms: corrode rust

"The acid corroded the metal" "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"

Related terms: damage corrode rust corrosion
Similar spelling:   Eaton