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(动词) 
Definition
to eat or drink
Andrew would consume nearly two pounds of cheese per day.
同义词
eat
She was eating a sandwich.
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swallow
Polly took a bite of the apple, chewed and swallowed it.
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devour
She devoured half an apple pie.
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put away
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gobble (up)
,
eat up
,
guzzle
She had been guzzling gin and tonics all evening.
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polish off (informal)
,
hoover (informal)
(动词) 
Definition
to use up
Some refrigerators consume 70 per cent less electricity than the least efficient models.
同义词
use up
,
use
You used all the ice cubes and didn't put the ice trays back.
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spend
My stepson was spending money like it grew on trees.
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waste
a cruel disease which wastes the muscles
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employ
Your time could be usefully employed in attending to business matters.
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absorb
The campaign absorbed vast amounts of capital.
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drain
Deficits drain resources from the pool of national savings.
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exhaust
We have exhausted almost all our food supplies.
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deplete
substances that deplete the ozone layer
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squander
He had squandered his chances to win.
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utilize
Sound engineers utilize a range of techniques.
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dissipate
Her father had dissipated her inheritance.
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expend
the number of calories you expend through exercise
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eat up
,
fritter away
(动词) 
Definition
to destroy
Fire consumed the building.
同义词
destroy
The building was completely destroyed.
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devastate
A fire devastated large parts of the castle.
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demolish (facetious)
We demolished the chocolate cake.
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ravage
The soldiers had ravaged the village.
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annihilate
The army was annihilated.
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lay waste
(动词) 
Definition
to obsess
I was consumed by fear.
同义词
obsess
Thoughts of revenge obsessed him.
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dominate
No company should be permitted to dominate the market.
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absorb
a second career which absorbed her more completely than acting ever had
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preoccupy
a question that continues to preoccupy the more serious papers
, ,
eat up
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monopolize
They are virtually monopolizing the market.
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engross
There's something about them which engrosses the public.

其他同义词

in the sense of absorb
The campaign absorbed vast amounts of capital.
同义词
use,
use up,
eat up,
fritter away
in the sense of absorb
Definition
to engage the interest of someone
a second career which absorbed her more completely than acting ever had
in the sense of annihilate
Definition
to destroy (a place or a group of people) completely
The army was annihilated.
同义词
wipe out,
root out,
extirpate (archaic),
wipe from the face of the earth,
kennet (Australian, slang),
jeff (Australian, slang)

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