Synonyms of 'eat'
to take (food) into the mouth and swallow itShe was eating a sandwich.
Andrew would consume nearly two pounds of cheese per day.
swallow, , ,
Polly took a bite of the apple, chewed and swallowed it.
I scoffed the lot!
devour, , , ,
She devoured half an apple pie.
He gobbled all the beef stew.
to have a mealLet's go out to eat.
have a meal, , ,
He dines alone most nights.
The cows stopped feeding.
Guests mingled in the gardens and noshed at cabaret tables.
sipping enormous bowls of frothy cappuccino and noshing huge slabs of carrot cake
chow down (slang),
See eat into something
related mania phagomania
subject word lists
One should eat to live, and not live to eat – L'Avare]
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in the sense of devour
to eat up greedilyShe devoured half an apple pie.
in the sense of dine
to eat dinnerHe dines alone most nights.
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