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English definition of “eat”

eat

verb     /iːt/ (past tense ate, past participle eaten)
SWALLOW [I, T] A1 to put food into your mouth and then swallow it: Who ate all the cake ? You should eat more slowly . I haven't eaten since breakfast . Let's have something to eat (= some food ).EatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
MEAL [I] A1 to eat a meal : We usually eat in the kitchen . → See also have your cake and eat itEatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
(Definition of eat verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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