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eatverb [I or T]

uk   /iːt/  us   /iːt/ (ate, eaten)
(Definition of eat from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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eatverb [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.
to ​damage or ​destroy something: [I always + adv/prep] Running ​water had ​gradually eaten into the ​rock, ​forming a ​channel.
(Definition of eat from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “eat”
in Korean 먹다, 식사를 하다…
in Arabic يَأْكُل, يَتناوَل الطعام…
in Malaysian makan…
in French manger…
in Russian есть, питаться…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吃…
in Italian mangiare…
in Turkish yemek, yemek yemek…
in Polish jeść…
in Spanish comer…
in Vietnamese ăn…
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 Chinese (Simplified) 吃…
in Indonesian makan…
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