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devour

Synonyms of devour in English:

verb

  • 1 she watched him as he devoured his meal
    eat hungrily, eat quickly, eat greedily, eat heartily, eat up, swallow, gobble (up/down), guzzle (down), gulp (down), bolt (down), cram down, gorge oneself on, wolf (down), feast on, consume
    informal scoff (down), pack away, demolish, dispose of, make short work of, polish off, shovel down, stuff one's face with, stuff oneself with, stuff (down), pig oneself on, pig out on, sink, put away, tuck away, get outside of, get one's laughing gear round
    British informal gollop, shift
    North American informal scarf (down/up), snarf (down/up), inhale
  • 2 we watched in dismay as the flames devoured the old house
    raze, gut, ravage, ruin, wreck
  • 3 he was devoured by remorse
    afflict, torture, plague, bedevil, trouble, harrow, rack;
    consume, swallow up, engulf, swamp, overcome, overwhelm
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