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Overview of verb eat

The verb eat has 6 senses? (first 3 from tagged texts)
1. (61) eat

(take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?")

2. (13) eat

(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")

3. (4) feed, eat

(take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?")

4. eat, eat on

(worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; "What's eating you?")

5. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out

(use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week")

6. corrode, eat, rust

(cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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