eatverb [ I or T ]uk /iːt/ us /iːt/ ate, eaten
Do you eat meat?
We usually eat (= have a meal) at about seven o'clock.
- I don't eat meat and my husband doesn't either.
- How many pieces of fresh fruit do you eat in a day?
- Jane never eats breakfast.
- I offered him a biscuit and he ate the whole plateful.
- He paused for a moment to listen and then continued eating.