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1    intr   to eat dinner  
2    intr; often foll by: on, off, or upon   to make one's meal (of)  
the guests dined upon roast beef     
3    tr  
Informal   to entertain to dinner (esp. in the phrase to wine and dine someone)  
     (C13: from Old French disner, contracted from Vulgar Latin disjejunare (unattested) to cease fasting, from dis- not + Late Latin jejunare to fast; see jejune)  

dine out  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to dine away from home, esp. in a restaurant  
2    foll by: on   to have dinner at the expense of someone else mainly for the sake of one's knowledge or conversation about (a subject or story)  
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1    banquet, chow down     (slang)   eat, feast, lunch, sup  
2      (often with)       on, off or upon   consume, eat, feed on  

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