Meaning of “eat” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb us uk /iːt/ past tense ate, past participle eaten
Extra Examples
I'm trying to exercise more and eat less.I don't eat meat.I don't want anything to eat.A cup of tea and something to eat might revive you.Have you had enough to eat?

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).
MEAL [ I ]

A1 to eat a meal:

We usually eat in the kitchen.
→ See also have your cake and eat it

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