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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
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