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comer

  
a       vt  
1      [+comida]   to eat  
¿quieres comer algo?      would you like something to eat?  
no tienen qué comer      they have nothing to eat  
MODISMOS sin comerlo ni beberlo        
sin comerlo ni beberlo, me vi envuelto en un caso de contrabando de drogas      without really knowing how, I found myself involved in a drug smuggling case  
ha recibido una herencia sin comerlo ni beberlo      he's come into an inheritance without having done anything to deserve it  
    coco   1       2  
    tarro       2  
2    (=almorzar)   to have for lunch, eat for lunch  
los domingos suelo comer paella      on Sundays I usually have paella for lunch  
3    (=hacer desaparecer)  
el pelo te come la cara      your hair's covering half your face  
esto come las existencias      this devours the stocks  
poco a poco el polvo fue comiendo la casa      dust gradually took over the house  
→ comer terreno        
la derecha les está comiendo terreno      the right is gaining ground on them  
el equipo se dejó comer el terreno      the team conceded a lot of ground  
4    (=destruir, consumir)  
un ácido que come la plata      an acid that corrodes silver  
el agua comió la piedra      the water wore down the stone  
eso les come la moral      that's eating away at their morale  
le come la envidia por dentro      she is eaten up o consumed with envy  
5    (=escocer)  
el picor me come la pierna      my leg's stinging  
6      (Ajedrez)   to take
b       vi  
1    (=ingerir alimento)   to eat  
¿qué hay para comer?      what have we got to eat?, what is there to eat?  
los leones tienen que cazar para comer      lions have to hunt to eat  
¡come y calla!      shut up and eat your food!   (*)     
→ comer de algo      (=tomar comida)   to eat sth   (=vivir)   to live off sth  
come de los platos de los demás      she eats other people's food  
no todos podemos comer de lo que cultivamos      not all of us can live off what we grow ourselves  
→ comer fuera      to eat out  
MODISMOS comer con los ojos        
siempre comes con o por los ojos      your eyes are bigger than your stomach  
MODISMOS comer como una vaca o fiera      to eat like a horse  
MODISMOS no comer ni dejar comer      to be a dog in the manger  
MODISMOS el mismo que come y viste      the very same  
2    (=tomar la comida principal)     (esp Esp, a mediodía)   to have lunch     (LAm, por la noche)   to have dinner  
comemos a la una      we have lunch at one  
me gusta comer fuerte y cenar poco      I like to have a big lunch and a light evening meal  
3    → dar de comer      to feed  
estaba dando de comer al niño      she was feeding her child  
dar de comer a las gallinas      to feed the hens  
ni siquiera nos dio de comer      she didn't even give us anything to eat  
4      (Andes)  
***   comer a algn      to screw sb ***     
c    comerse      vpr  
1      [+comida]   to eat  
sólo me he comido un bocadillo      all I've had to eat is a sandwich  
¿quién se ha comido mi queso?      who's eaten my cheese?  
se lo comió todo      he ate it all (up)  
→ comerse las uñas      to bite one's nails  
MODISMOS comerse a algn a besos      to smother sb in kisses  
MODISMOS comerse a algn con los ojos o la vista      to devour sb with one's eyes  
MODISMOS ¿cómo se come eso?      what on earth is that?  
MODISMOS está para comérsela      *   she's really gorgeous o tasty *     
MODISMOS comerse el mundo      to conquer the world  
MODISMOS comerse a algn por pies      to take sb in completely  
    coco   1       2  
    rosca       2  
    tarro       2  
    vista       A2.2  
2    (=destruir)  
el sol se ha ido comiendo los colores de la alfombra      the sun has bleached the carpet, the sun has caused the colours of the carpet to fade  
el ácido se ha comido el metal      the acid has eaten the metal away  
MODISMOS se comen unos a otros      they're at daggers drawn  
3      [+capital, recursos]   to eat up  
en un mes se comió toda la herencia      he blew his entire inheritance within a month  
4    (=saltarse)  
  [+párrafo]  
to miss out  
  [+consonante]  
to swallow  
se come las palabras      he swallows his words  
d       sm  
tan necesario como el comer      as necessary as eating  
era muy parco en el comer      he didn't eat much, he wasn't a big eater  
el buen comer      good food  
Fernando es de buen comer      Fernando enjoys his food  
Translation Spanish - English Collins Dictionary  
comer fuera exp.
to eat outside

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Collaborative Dictionary     Spanish-English
exp.
to be let down
[Latam] Cono Sur;(MODISMOS)
exp.
to be a wallflower
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to have a big lunch
exp.
have some hot food
exp.
to be a dog in the manger
(MODISMOS)
exp.
to live off sth
exp.
to eat in moderation
exp.
to have a super meal
exp.
to scrounge a meal
exp.
to have a bite to eat
vt.
eat between meals
exp.
to eat with relish
exp.
to eat in the open air
exp.
to screw sb
exp.
to eat sth
exp.
to scrounge a meal
exp.
to eat heartily
exp.
to eat ravenously
exp.
to eat poor-quality food
[Latam] Andes;(MODISMOS)
exp.
to eat heartily {o} with appetite
exp.
to eat as much as one likes
vt.
feed
exp.
to feed
exp.
good food
exp.
I feel like eating
exp.
things to eat
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"comer": examples and translations in context
Los consumidores no deseamos comer alimentos contaminados. As consumers, we do not want to eat contaminated food.
Salgamos y compremos algo para comer. Let's go out and get something to eat.
Apenas tenemos suficiente para comer nosotros. We have barely enough to feed all of us.
No necesitas un abrelatas eléctrico para comer. You don't need an electric can opener to feed yourself.
A veces voy a comer a casa. Some days I go home for lunch, because there's always a chance...
Debemos agarrarlos cuando vayan a comer al restaurante chino. We should get them when they go to lunch at the Chinese place.
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