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

Translation of eat in German:

transitive verb ate Pronunciation: / et /, / eɪt /, eaten Pronunciation: / ˈiːtn /

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

intransitive verb ate, eaten

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

Phrasal verbs

eat away

transitive verb
(Rost, Säure)

eat out

intransitive verb

eat up

transitive verb 1 (consume)
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
vor etwas [fast] vergehen
2 (traverse rapidly) See examples:our car eats up the miles
unser Auto frisst die Meilen nur so
intransitive verb

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