part of speech: verb
inflections: eats, eating, ate, eaten
definition 1: to put into the mouth, chew, and swallow.
- We will eat sandwiches for lunch.
synonyms: consume, swallow
definition 2: to destroy through wearing away.
- Rust eats metal.
synonyms: corrode, wear
definition 3: to use up.
- One trip to the comic book store ate his entire allowance.
synonyms: consume, devour, swallow
definition 4: to bother or disturb.
- What’s eating them?
synonyms: bother, bug, trouble
phrase: eat one’s words
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to take in food.
- Please don’t bother the dog while he’s eating.
- I was eating, so I told her I’d call her back.
derivation: eater (n.)