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eat up

Translation of eat up in Spanish:

  • 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object (finish)
    (meal/food)
    comerse
    eat it all up now!
    ¡cómetelo todo!
    she was eating him up with her eyes
    se lo comía con los ojos
  • 3verb + adverb + object (consume)
    (fuel/electricity)
    these big cars really eat up gas
    estos coches grandes sí que tragan gasolina [colloquial]
  • 4verb + object + adverb (consume)
    (curiosity/ambition)
    she's eaten up with envy
    la envidia la carcome
    la consume la envidia
    jealousy is eating him up
    lo consumen or [colloquial] se lo comen los celos
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