Translation of devour in Spanish:
transitive verb/verbo transitivo
- 1.1 (eat) devorar she devoured the book devoró el libro he devoured her with his eyes la devoraba con los ojosExample sentences1.2 (destroy) [literary/literario] devorar [literary/literario], destruir*
Example sentences1.3 (torment) (usually passive/normalmente en voz pasiva) devorar I was devoured by curiosity me devoraba la curiosidad he was devoured by jealousy lo consumían los celos
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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