Meaning of “eat” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /iːt/ past tense ate, past participle eaten

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).

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MEAL [ I ]

A1 to eat a meal:

We usually eat in the kitchen.
→ See also have your cake and eat it

(Definition of “eat” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)