Translation of "eat" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /iːt/ us /it/ past tense ate, past participle eaten

A1 to put food into your mouth and then swallow it

Who ate all the cake?
Let’s have something to eat (= some food).

A1 to have a meal

We usually eat at about seven o’clock.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Translation of “eat” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /iːt/ (past tense ate /et eit; (American) eit/, past participle eaten)

to (chew and) swallow; to take food

They are forbidden to eat meat
They ate up all the cakes
She was eating a chocolate biscuit.
eatable adjective

(opposite inedible) fit to be eaten

The meal was scarcely eatable.
eater noun

someone who eats in a particular way

persona que come
a fussy eater

a person or animal that eats a particular type of food

a meat eater
eating disorder noun

(medical) a medical condition such as anorexia or bulimia in which someone does not eat a normal amount of food and becomes ill as a result

desorden alimentario, transtorno de la alimentación
She suffers from some kind of eating disorder.
eat into phrasal verb

to destroy or waste gradually

corroer ; mermar
Acid eats into metal
The school fees have eaten into our savings.
eat one’s words

to admit humbly that one was mistaken in saying something

tragarse lo dicho
I’ll make him eat his words!

(Translation of “eat” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)