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devour
American English: /dəˈvaʊ(ə)r/
British English: /dɪˈvaʊə/

Translation of devour in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1 (eat) she devoured the book
    devoró el libro
    he devoured her with his eyes
    la devoraba con los ojos
    Example sentences
    • As we settled down to supper, devouring the food hungrily, the front door slammed open.
    • We welcomed the range of foreign foods on offer, devouring pizza, curry and Thai greedily.
    • Nietzsche illustrates the dynamics of the strong valuation with an infamous image of birds of prey devouring defenseless lambs.
  • 2 (destroy) [literary]
    devorar [literary]
    Example sentences
    • Leaning over, she scatters the remains of the card into the fireplace, watching the flames devour it and leave behind only ashes.
    • In less than half an hour, the flames devoured four buildings.
    • She hit the Platters rocks, close to the shore just west of the suspension bridge, and a fire devoured what remained above the water.
  • 3 (torment) (usually passive) I was devoured by curiosity
    me devoraba la curiosidad
    he was devoured by jealousy
    lo consumían los celos
    Example sentences
    • Fearing I would soon be totally devoured, I broke away from a pash for the second time in the space of about half an hour - surely a new record.
    • Then give yourself permission to stop worrying about things you can't control, so you won't be devoured by fear.
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