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UK [iːt] / US [ɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "eat":
present tense I/you/we/they eat he/she/it eats present participle eating past tense ate UK [et] / UK [eɪt] / US [eɪt] past participle eaten UK [ˈiːt(ə)n] / US [ˈɪt(ə)n]
Other ways of saying eat:
have breakfast/lunch/dinner to eat a particular meal: Have you had breakfast yet? He phoned while we were having lunch. have something to eat to eat something or to have a meal: We'll stop and have something to eat when we get to Newcastle. snack/have a snack to eat something small between your main meals: We usually have a drink and a snack around 11. No snacking, now! grab a bite (to eat) (informal) to eat a snack or small meal when you do not have much time: Maybe we could grab a bite at Charlie's before the film. eat up to finish all the food you have been given: Eat up! There's plenty more. nibble (at) to take very small bites from your food: She nibbled at her sandwich politely, waiting for the others to arrive. chew (on) to use your teeth to break food up slowly in your mouth: He was chewing on a piece of celery. munch or munch at to eat something noisily and enthusiastically: The kids were munching crisps in front of the TV. stuff yourself (informal) to eat so much that you feel ill or uncomfortable: I'm not surprised you feel sick, the way you stuffed yourself last night.
to put food into your mouth and swallow it

We sat on the grass and ate our sandwiches.

Don't talk while you're eating.

I've eaten too much.

Finish your lunch – you've hardly eaten anything.

a) to eat a particular type or amount of food

Do you eat meat/fish/eggs?

I find it difficult to persuade my family to eat a healthy diet.

eat properly/healthily/sensibly (= eat food that is good for you):

Many people who live alone don't eat properly.

eating habits/patterns (= what someone eats, and when they eat):

It will take time to change your children's eating habits.

eat well (= have a lot of good food):

We always ate well at Aunt Milly's.

b) to have a meal

We don't eat breakfast together, except at the weekends.

Beth ate her evening meal in the hotel.

What time shall we eat?

eat at:

We ate at a small Chinese restaurant several streets away.

something to eat (= food):

Where can we get something to eat?

a bite to eat (= a quick meal):

Do you want to grab a bite to eat before we go?

what's eating someone?spoken used for asking why someone is annoyed or unhappy

Phrasal verbs:
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English dictionary. 2014.

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  • eat — W1S1 [i:t] v past tense ate [et, eıt US eıt] past participle eaten [ˈi:tn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food)¦ 2¦(meal)¦ 3 eat your words 4 eat your heart out 5 eat somebody alive/eat somebody for breakfast 6¦(use)¦ 7 eat humble pie …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eat — [ it ] (past tense ate [ eıt ] ; past participle eat|en [ itn ] ) verb intransitive or transitive *** to put food into your mouth and swallow it: We sat on the grass and ate our sandwiches. Don t talk while you re eating. I ve eaten too much.… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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  • Eat — ([=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Ate} ([=a]t; 277), Obsolescent & Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. p. {Eaten} ([=e]t n), Obs. or Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Eating}.] [OE. eten, AS. etan; akin to OS. etan, OFries. eta, D. eten, OHG. ezzan, G. essen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eat — ([=e]t), v. t. [imp. {Ate} ([=a]t; 277), Obsolescent & Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. p. {Eaten} ([=e]t n), Obs. or Colloq. {Eat} ([e^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Eating}.] [OE. eten, AS. etan; akin to OS. etan, OFries. eta, D. eten, OHG. ezzan, G. essen,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Eat — Eat, v. i. 1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board. [1913 Webster] He did eat continually at the king s table. 2 Sam. ix. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eat Me — Eat Me, Drink Me Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Eat Me, Drink Me Álbum de estudio de Marilyn Manson Publicación …   Wikipedia Español

  • eat — (v.) O.E. etan (class V strong verb; past tense æt, pp. eten) to eat, devour, consume, from P.Gmc. *etanan (Cf. O.Fris. ita, O.S. etan, M.Du. eten, Du. eten, O.H.G. ezzan, Ger. essen, O.N. eta, Goth. itan), from PIE root …   Etymology dictionary

  • eat — [ēt] vt. ate [āt; ] Brit usually [ et] eaten [ēt′ n] eating [ME eten < OE etan, akin to Ger essen < IE base * ed , to eat > L edere, Gr edmenai] 1. to put (food) in the mouth, chew if necessary, and swallow 2. to use up, devour, destroy …   English World dictionary


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