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Definition of “eat” - Learner’s Dictionary

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 it EatingBiting, chewing and swallowing
Translations of “eat”
in Arabic يَأْكُل, يَتناوَل الطعام…
in Korean 먹다, 식사를 하다…
in Malaysian makan…
in French manger…
in Turkish yemek, yemek yemek…
in Italian mangiare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吃…
in Russian есть, питаться…
in Polish jeść…
in Vietnamese ăn…
in Spanish comer…
in Portuguese comer, almoçar, jantar…
in Thai กิน, ทาน…
in German essen…
in Catalan menjar…
in Japanese 食べる, 食事をする…
in Indonesian makan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吃…
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