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(verb) 
Definition
to take (food) into the mouth and swallow it
She was eating a sandwich.
Synonyms
consume
Andrew would consume nearly two pounds of cheese per day.
,
swallow
Polly took a bite of the apple, chewed and swallowed it.
, ,
hoover (informal)
,
scoff (slang)
I scoffed the lot!
,
devour
She devoured half an apple pie.
, ,
tuck into (informal)
,
put away
,
gobble
He gobbled all the beef stew.
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polish off (informal)
,
wolf down
(verb) 
Definition
to have a meal
Let's go out to eat.
Synonyms
have a meal
,
lunch
,
breakfast
,
dine
He dines alone most nights.
, ,
feed
The cows stopped feeding.
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graze (informal)
,
have lunch
,
have dinner
,
have breakfast
,
nosh (slang)
Guests mingled in the gardens and noshed at cabaret tables.
sipping enormous bowls of frothy cappuccino and noshing huge slabs of carrot cake
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take food
,
have supper
,
break bread
,
chow down (slang)
,
take nourishment

Phrasal verbs

See eat into something

related words

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Quotation

One should eat to live, and not live to eat [MolièreL'Avare]

Additional synonyms

in the sense of devour
Definition
to eat up greedily
She devoured half an apple pie.
Synonyms
eat,
hoover (informal),
polish off (informal),
pig out on (slang)
in the sense of dine
Definition
to eat dinner
He dines alone most nights.
Synonyms
eat,
lunch,
sup,
have supper,
chow down (slang)
in the sense of feed
Definition
to eat food
The cows stopped feeding.
Synonyms

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Thesaurus for eat from the Collins English Thesaurus
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