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Synonyms of eat in English:


  • 1 we ate a hearty breakfast and then set off
    swallow, chew, munch, chomp, champ
    informalguzzle, nosh, put away, pack away, tuck into, tuck away, scoff (down), demolish, dispose of, make short work of, polish off, shovel down, get stuck into, stuff one's face with, stuff down, pig out on, sink, get outside of, get one's laughing gear round
    British informalgollop, shift
    North American informalscarf (down/up), snarf (down/up), inhale
    [Antonyms] starve, fast
  • 2 we ate at a local restaurant
    have a meal, partake of food, take food, consume food, feed;
    breakfast, lunch, dine, have breakfast, have lunch, have dinner, have supper;
    feast, banquet
    informalsnack, graze, nosh
  • 3 acidic water can eat away at concrete pipes
    erode, corrode, abrade, wear away (at), wear down, wear through, gnaw away (at), bite into, burn into, burn through, consume, dissolve, disintegrate, crumble, waste away, rot, decay;
    damage, destroy, spoil
  • Phrases

    eat one's heart out

    See heart

    eat up

    he ate up all the French fries See eat (sense 1)

    Word links

    -phagous related suffix, as in anthropophagous
    -vorous related suffix, as in carnivorous

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