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eat

  

      vb   , eats, eating, ate, eaten  
1    to take into the mouth and swallow (food, etc.), esp. after biting and chewing  
2    tr; often foll by: away or up   to destroy as if by eating  
the damp had eaten away the woodwork     
3    often foll by: into   to use up or waste  
taxes ate into his inheritance     
4    often foll by: into or through   to make (a hole, passage, etc.) by eating or gnawing  
rats ate through the floor     
5    to take or have (a meal or meals)  
we always eat at six     
6    tr   to include as part of one's diet  
he doesn't eat fish     
7    tr  
Informal   to cause to worry; make anxious  
what's eating you?     
8    tr  
Taboo slang   to perform cunnilingus or fellatio upon  
9    I'll eat my hat if  
Informal   to be greatly surprised if (something happens that proves one wrong)  
10    eat one's heart out   to brood or pine with grief or longing  
11    eat one's words   to take back something said; recant; retract  
12    eat out of (someone's) hand   to be entirely obedient to (someone)  
13    eat (someone) out of house and home   to ruin (someone, esp. one's parent or one's host) by consuming all his food  
   See also       eat out       eats       eat up  
     (Old English etan; related to Gothic itan, Old High German ezzan, Latin edere, Greek edein, Sanskrit admi)  
  eater      n  


EAT  
      international car registration for   (East Africa) Tanzania  
eat out  
      vb   intr, adv   to eat away from home, esp. in a restaurant  
eat up  
      vb   adv, mainly tr  
1    also intr   to eat or consume entirely: often used as an exhortation to children  
2    Informal   to listen to with enthusiasm or appreciation  
the audience ate up the speaker's every word     
3    often passive  
Informal   to affect grossly  
she was eaten up by jealousy     
4    Informal   to travel (a distance) quickly  
we just ate up the miles  
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EAT  
      international car registration for   (East Africa) Tanzania  


eat  
      vb   , eats, eating, ate, eaten  
1    to take into the mouth and swallow (food, etc.), esp. after biting and chewing  
2    tr; often foll by: away or up   to destroy as if by eating  
the damp had eaten away the woodwork     
3    often foll by: into   to use up or waste  
taxes ate into his inheritance     
4    often foll by: into or through   to make (a hole, passage, etc.) by eating or gnawing  
rats ate through the floor     
5    to take or have (a meal or meals)  
we always eat at six     
6    tr   to include as part of one's diet  
he doesn't eat fish     
7    tr  
Informal   to cause to worry; make anxious  
what's eating you?     
8    tr  
Taboo slang   to perform cunnilingus or fellatio upon  
9    I'll eat my hat if  
Informal   to be greatly surprised if (something happens that proves one wrong)  
10    eat one's heart out   to brood or pine with grief or longing  
11    eat one's words   to take back something said; recant; retract  
12    eat out of (someone's) hand   to be entirely obedient to (someone)  
13    eat (someone) out of house and home   to ruin (someone, esp. one's parent or one's host) by consuming all his food  
   See also       eat out       eats       eat up  
     (Old English etan; related to Gothic itan, Old High German ezzan, Latin edere, Greek edein, Sanskrit admi)  
  eater      n  
eat out  
      vb   intr, adv   to eat away from home, esp. in a restaurant  
eat up  
      vb   adv, mainly tr  
1    also intr   to eat or consume entirely: often used as an exhortation to children  
2    Informal   to listen to with enthusiasm or appreciation  
the audience ate up the speaker's every word     
3    often passive  
Informal   to affect grossly  
she was eaten up by jealousy     
4    Informal   to travel (a distance) quickly  
we just ate up the miles  

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eat

  
1    chew, consume, devour, gobble, ingest, munch, scoff     (slang)   swallow  
2    break bread, chow down     (slang)   dine, feed, have a meal, take food, take nourishment  
3    corrode, crumble, decay, dissolve, erode, rot, waste away, wear away  
4    eat one's words      abjure, recant, rescind, retract, take (statement) back  

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eat one's own dogfood exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"

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n.
The practice of restricting the amount of food a person eats (self-imposed starvation seen with anorexia nervosa) in order to consume greater amounts of alcohol or of purging (as seen with bulimia nervosa) to try to reduce caloric intake to offset the calories consumed in alcohol.
[Med.] "Drunkorexic" behaviors most often stem from the fear of weight gain from alcohol.
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