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eat
British English: /iːt/
American English: /it/

Translation of eat in German:

transitive verb atePronunciation: /et/, /eɪt/, eatenPronunciation: /ˈiːtn/

  • 1
    (Mensch)
    essen
    (Tier)
    fressen
    I've had enough to eat
    ich habe genug gegessen
    ich bin satt od. gesättigt
    I could eat a horse!
    ich habe einen Bärenhunger! [colloquial]
    you should eat regular meals
    du solltest regelmäßig essen
    don't be afraid — he won't eat you!
    [figurative]
    keine Angst, er wird dich schon nicht fressen [colloquial]
    I could eat you
    du siehst zum Fressen aus [colloquial]
    she looks nice enough to eat
    sie sieht zum Anbeißen aus [colloquial]
    eat somebody out of house and home
    jemanden arm essen
    jemandem die Haare vom Kopf fressen [colloquial]
    what's eating you?
    [colloquial]
    was hast du denn?
    eat one's words
    seine Worte zurücknehmen

intransitive verb ate, eaten

  • 1
    (Person)
    essen
    (Tier)
    fressen
    eat out of somebody's hand (literal or figurative)
    jemandem aus der Hand fressen [colloquial]
  • 2 (penetrate by gnawing or corrosion)eat into
    sich hineinfressen in + Akk.
    eat through something
    sich durch etwas durchfressen

Phrasal verbs

eat away

transitive verb
(Rost, Säure)
zerfressen

eat out

intransitive verb

eat up

transitive verb 1 (consume)
(Person)
aufessen
(Tier)
auffressen
the chickens were eaten up by the fox
die Hühner wurden vom Fuchs gefressen
the car eats up a lot of petrol
das Auto verbraucht od. [colloquial] frisst viel Benzin
be eaten up by something
[figurative]
vor etwas [fast] vergehen
2 (traverse rapidly)our car eats up the miles
unser Auto frisst die Meilen nur so [colloquial]
intransitive verb

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