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eat

verb /iːt/ ( past tense ate /et eit; (American) eit/, past participle eaten)
to (chew and) swallow; to take food They are forbidden to eat meat They ate up all the cakes She was eating a chocolate biscuit. eatable adjective (opposite inedible) fit to be eaten
comestible
The meal was scarcely eatable.
eater noun someone who eats in a particular way
persona que come
a fussy eater
a person or animal that eats a particular type of food
carnívoro
a meat eater
eating disorder noun (medical) a medical condition such as anorexia or bulimia in which someone does not eat a normal amount of food and becomes ill as a result
desorden alimentario, transtorno de la alimentación
She suffers from some kind of eating disorder.
eat into phrasal verb to destroy or waste gradually
corroer ; mermar
Acid eats into metal The school fees have eaten into our savings.
eat one’s words to admit humbly that one was mistaken in saying something
tragarse lo dicho
I’ll make him eat his words!
Translations of “eat”
in Korean 먹다, 식사를 하다…
in Arabic يَأْكُل, يَتناوَل الطعام…
in French manger…
in Italian mangiare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吃…
in Russian есть, питаться…
in Turkish yemek, yemek yemek…
in Polish jeść…
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…
(Definition of eat from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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