Meaning of “eat out” in the English Dictionary

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"eat out" in British English

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eat out

phrasal verb with eat uk /iːt/ us /iːt/ verb [ I or T ] ate, eaten

B1 to eat in a restaurant:

When I lived in Spain, I used to eat out all the time.

More examples

  • I'm not implying anything about your cooking, but could we eat out tonight?
  • You can tell from his empty unused kitchen that he tends to eat out a lot.
  • Dad hates eating out, both because of the cost and because he's too impatient.
  • Because I hadn't had time to go shopping, I suggested that we all ate out - my treat.
  • The boss simply eats out all the time when his wife is away.

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

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