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-ate1 US English

Forming nouns:

ate US English

Past of eat.

ATE US English

Automated test equipment

-ate2 US English

Forming adjectives and nouns such as associate, duplicate, separate

-ate3 US English

Forming verbs such as fascinate, hyphenate

ate in eat US English

Put (food) into the mouth and chew and swallow it

eat US English

Put (food) into the mouth and chew and swallow it

eat in in eat US English

Have a meal at home rather than in a restaurant

eat crow in crow1 US English

Be humiliated by having to admit one’s defeats or mistakes

eat crow US English

Be humiliated by having to admit one’s defeats or mistakes

eat dirt in dirt US English

Suffer insults or humiliation

eat dirt US English

Suffer insults or humiliation

eat out in eat US English

Have a meal in a restaurant

eat into in eat US English

another way of saying eat away at .

overeat US English

Eat too much

eat shit in shit US English

An exclamation expressing anger or contempt for, or rejection of, someone

eat shit US English

An exclamation expressing anger or contempt for, or rejection of, someone

binge-eat US English

Consume large quantities of food in a short period of time, typically as part of an eating disorder

eaten up in eat US English

Dominate the thoughts of someone completely

eat something up in eat US English

Use resources or time in very large quantities

eaten up in eat someone up US English

Dominate the thoughts of someone completely

eat something up US English

Use resources or time in very large quantities

keep kosher in kosher US English

Observe the Jewish food regulations (kashruth)

keep kosher US English

Observe the Jewish food regulations (kashruth)

eat someone's dust in dust US English

Fall far behind someone in a competitive situation

eat someone's dust US English

Fall far behind someone in a competitive situation

eat away at in eat US English

Erode or destroy something gradually

eat away at US English

Erode or destroy something gradually

eat someone alive in eat US English

(Of insects) bite someone many times

eat one's words in eat US English

Retract what one has said, especially in a humiliated way

eat someone alive US English

(Of insects) bite someone many times

eat one's words US English

Retract what one has said, especially in a humiliated way

eat humble pie in humble US English

Make a humble apology and accept humiliation

eat humble pie US English

Make a humble apology and accept humiliation

eat one's heart out in eat US English

Suffer from excessive longing, especially for someone or something unattainable

eat like a bird in eat US English

Eat very little (or a lot)

eat one's heart out US English

Suffer from excessive longing, especially for someone or something unattainable

eat like a bird US English

Eat very little (or a lot)

eat one's own dog food in dog food US English

(Of a company’s staff) use a product or service developed by that company so as to test it before it is made available to customers

eat one's own dog food US English

(Of a company’s staff) use a product or service developed by that company so as to test it before it is made available to customers

have someone for breakfast in breakfast US English

Deal with or defeat someone with contemptuous ease

have someone for breakfast US English

Deal with or defeat someone with contemptuous ease


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