Meaning of “eaten up with/by sth” in the English Dictionary

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"eaten up with/by sth" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “eaten up with/by sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)