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eat

verb [I or T] uk   /iːt/ (ate, eaten) us  
A1 to put or take food into the mouth, chew it (= crush it with the teeth), and swallow it: Do you eat meat? When I've got a cold, I don't feel like eating. We usually eat (= have a meal) at about seven o'clock.
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in Korean 먹다, 식사를 하다…
in Arabic يَأْكُل, يَتناوَل الطعام…
in French manger…
in Turkish yemek, yemek yemek…
in Italian mangiare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吃…
in Russian есть, питаться…
in Polish jeść…
in Spanish comer…
in Portuguese comer, almoçar, jantar…
in German essen…
in Catalan menjar…
in Japanese 食べる, 食事をする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 吃…
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