eat ( ate pt) ( eaten pp )
→ I ate my chicken quickly.
→ Try to eat your food slowly.
Would you like something to eat? Est-ce que tu veux manger quelque chose?
to eat lunch (US) déjeuner
→ We ate lunch together a few times.
to have sb eating out of one's hand (under one's control)
faire manger qn dans sa main
vi manger → We took our time and ate slowly. → Let's go out to eat.
[sea] saper, éroder
→ He showed them where the waves were eating the walls away.
eat away at
vt fus ronger, attaquer
→ The sea eats away at coastlines.
, eat into
[+time, profit] ronger, entamer
→ Responsibilities at work eat into his time.
→ Wages were rising faster than productivity and this was eating into profits.
vi manger au restaurant
→ Shall we eat out tonight?
eat your heart out, Howard Howard peut aller se rhabiller
Eat up your lunch. Finis ton déjeuner.
[+energy] consommer beaucoup de
→ Rising costs were eating up most of the profits.
→ Health insurance costs are eating up his income.
It eats up electricity. Ça bouffe du courant. * , Ça consomme beaucoup d'électricité.
come along, eat up! allons, mangez !
adj cuisiné (e)