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eat /iːt/ verb (past tense ate /et, eɪt $ eɪt/, past participle eaten /ˈiːtn/)

Irregular Forms: (ate)(eaten)

خوردن ، مصرف کردن ، تحلیل رفتن
- consume, chew, devour, gobble, ingest, munch, scoff (slang), swallow
- have a meal, dine, feed, take nourishment
- destroy, corrode, decay, dissolve, erode, rot, waste away, wear away
Related Idioms: break bread, get away with, have (or take) a bite, take nourishment, put on the feed bag
Related Words: banquet, feast, gormandize, eat up, gobble (up or down), gorge (on), mop (up), polish off, scoff, breakfast, dine, lunch, nosh, snack, sup, mouth, muckamuck, nibble, pick, nibble (away), consume, decompose, disintegrate, dissolve
English Thesaurus: eat, have, feed on something, consume, munch (on) something, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

eat S1 W1 /iːt/ verb (past tense ate /et, eɪt $ eɪt/, past participle eaten /ˈiːtn/)
[Language: Old English; Origin: etan]

1. FOOD [intransitive and transitive] to put food in your mouth and chew and swallow it:
Felix chatted cheerfully as he ate.
A small girl was eating an ice cream.
We had plenty to eat and drink.
It’s important to eat healthily when you are pregnant.
I exercise and eat right and get plenty of sleep.
Would you like something to eat?
She can eat like a horse and never put on weight.
We stopped at McDonalds to get a bite to eat.
Good eating habits are the best way of preventing infection.
ready-to-eat foods such as deli meats and cheeses
‘More cake?’ ‘No thanks, I couldn’t eat another thing.’
No chicken for me. I don’t eat meat (=I never eat meat).
Does Rob eat fish?

2. MEAL [intransitive and transitive] to have a meal:
Let’s eat first and then go to a movie.
They’re eating breakfast.
eat at
We could not afford to eat at Walker’s very often.

3. eat your words to admit that what you said was wrong:
I’m going to make you eat your words.

4. eat your heart out
a) used to say, especially humorously, that something is very good:
That’s a great drawing. Pablo Picasso eat your heart out!
b) British English to be unhappy about something or to want someone or something very much:
If you had any sense you’d forget him, but eat your heart out if you want to.

5. eat somebody alive/eat somebody for breakfast to be very angry with someone or to defeat them completely:
You can’t tell him that – he’ll eat you alive!

6. USE [transitive] to use a very large amount of something:
This car eats petrol.

7. eat humble pie (also eat crow American English) to admit that you were wrong and say that you are sorry

8. I’ll eat my hat used to emphasize that you think something is not true or will not happen:
If the Democrats win the election, I’ll eat my hat!

9. have somebody eating out of your hand to have made someone very willing to believe you or do what you want:
He soon had the client eating out of his hand.

10. eat somebody out of house and home to eat a lot of someone’s supply of food, so that they have to buy more – used humorously

11. what’s eating somebody? spoken used to ask why someone seems annoyed or upset:
What’s eating Sally today?

12. I could eat a horse spoken used to say you are very hungry

13. I/we won’t eat you spoken used to tell someone that you are not angry with them and they need not be frightened

14. you are what you eat used to say that you will be healthy if the food you eat is healthy
eats, ⇒ have your cake and eat it at cake1(6)

3. be eaten up with/by jealousy/anger/curiosity etc to be very jealous, angry etc, so that you cannot think about anything else

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

ADV. well We ate very well most of the time (= had lots of nice food).
healthily, properly, sensibly trying to eat more healthily He had not eaten properly for days. She doesn't eat sensibly (= doesn't eat food that is good for her).
hungrily | sparingly Barton did not feel very hungry and ate sparingly.
up Come on, eat up your lunch.
VERB + EAT get yourself sth to, find sth to, have sth to Have you got anything to eat?
have enough to | try and/to Try and eat something. It will do you good.
PHRASES eat and drink Go and get yourself something to eat and drink.
eat like a horse (= eat a lot) She's very thin but she eats like a horse!

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary


eat breakfast/lunch/dinner etc
What time do you usually eat lunch?
eat well (=have enough food, or have good food)
The people work hard, but they eat well.
eat healthily/sensibly (=eat food that will keep you healthy)
If you eat healthily and exercise regularly, you’ll look and feel a lot better.
eat properly British English, eat right American English (=eat food that will keep you healthy)
He hadn’t been eating properly and was drinking far too much.
eat hungrily (=eat a lot quickly, because you are very hungry)
The children ate hungrily, devouring everything on their plate.
eat sparingly (=eat very little)
Carter joined us for lunch, but ate sparingly, as he always did.
have something/nothing to eat (=eat something/nothing)
We’ll leave after we’ve had something to eat.
have enough/plenty etc to eat
Have you had enough to eat?
have little to eat (=not have enough food)
The refugees had very little to eat and no clean water.
find something to eat
I got dressed and went downstairs to find something to eat.
get something to eat (=prepare or buy some food)
I’m sure you can get something to eat on the train.
sb’s eating habits (=the kinds of things they eat or drink regularly)
The doctor asked me about my eating habits and how much I smoked.
an eating disorder (=a mental illness which causes you to eat too much or too little)
She described her battle with the eating disorder bulimia.
a bite to eat (=a small meal)
We should have time for a bite to eat before we set out.
eat like a horse (=eat a lot)
She eats like a horse but never puts on any weight!
eat like a bird (=eat very little)
Ever since she was a child, Jan had always eaten like a bird.
I couldn’t eat another thing spoken (=used to say that you are completely full)
Thanks, that was lovely, but I couldn’t eat another thing.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

BAD: Instead of having a proper meal, he just eats a few pills.
GOOD: Instead of having a proper meal, he just takes a few pills.

Usage Note:
take a pill, tablet, aspirin, medicine, etc (NOT eat ): 'Why do you take sleeping pills every night?'

See BREAKFAST 3 (breakfast)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

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