— phrasal verb with eat uk /iːt/ us /iːt/ verb [ I or T ] ate, eaten
- I'm not implying anything about your cooking, but could we eat out tonight?
- You can tell from his empty unused kitchen that he tends to eat out a lot.
- Dad hates eating out, both because of the cost and because he's too impatient.
- Because I hadn't had time to go shopping, I suggested that we all ate out - my treat.
- The boss simply eats out all the time when his wife is away.