Definition of 'devour'
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When I knew him, he spent the day devouring history books. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There he would have been devoured by wild animals. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But the truffle hunter must be quick to fetch the prize before the animals devour it! The Wine Roads of France (1989)The dogs come and devour the bacon. Fairy Tales (1812)So we need to just accept that and rejoice that youngsters are devouring books. The Sun (2012)The film led me to the books and I devoured them. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I devoured the book quickly, after which there was only one place to put it. Times, Sunday Times (2008)So my parents encouraged me to read, to join the library, to devour books. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The result is we gorge on special diets, feast on miracle fitness plans and devour self-help books. The Sun (2008)YOU could devour the book at one sitting or read it a chapter at a time, some only three pages long. The Sun (2009)As you devour this book, you will be swept away to another world - and want to stay there. The Sun (2013)The world's growing population is devouring seafood as quickly as it can be caught and has seriously depleted the world's wild fish stocks. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This recipe will make around six to eight pancakes - but be warned, you may want to double up as they get devoured pretty quickly! The Sun (2015)A dark and dirty ebook I devoured all too quickly. The Sun (2013)Dad slept or read books, devouring volumes in a single sitting, as if he were trying to cram in as much information while he still could. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)
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Used Occasionally. devour is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'devour'
British English: devour VERB
If a person or animal devours something, they eat it quickly and eagerly.
A medium-sized dog will devour at least one can of food per day.
Definition of devour from the Collins English Dictionary
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