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English definition of “eaten up with/by sth”

eaten up with/by sth

informal
If someone is eaten up with/by a negative emotion, they are experiencing it very strongly: He was so eaten up with guilt, he became ill.Continually thinking aboutExperiencing and suffering
(Definition of eaten up with/by sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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