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eat

verb [I/T]  us   /it/ (past tense ate  /eɪt/ , past participle eaten  /ˈi·tən/ )

eat verb [I/T] (HAVE FOOD)

to put food into the mouth, chew it, and swallow it: [T] He ate a hamburger for lunch. [I] When I’ve got a cold, I don’t feel like eating. [I] We usually eat (= have a meal) at about 7 p.m. [I] Let’s eat in/out (= have a meal at home/at a restaurant) tonight.

eat verb [I/T] (DAMAGE)

to damage or destroy something: [I always + adv/prep] Running water had gradually eaten into the rock, forming a channel.
Translations of “eat”
in Arabic يَأْكُل, يَتناوَل الطعام…
in Korean 먹다, 식사를 하다…
in Malaysian makan…
in French manger…
in Turkish yemek, yemek yemek…
in Italian mangiare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吃…
in Russian есть, питаться…
in Polish jeść…
in Vietnamese ăn…
in Spanish comer…
in Portuguese comer, almoçar, jantar…
in Thai กิน, ทาน…
in German essen…
in Catalan menjar…
in Japanese 食べる, 食事をする…
in Indonesian makan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吃…
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