eat up sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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eat up sth

phrasal verb with eat uk   us   /iːt/ verb [I or T] (ate, eaten)
to use or take away a ​largepart of something ​valuable: A ​bigoldcar like that ​eats up ​petrol.
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