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eat

 
pronunciation:
it
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part of speech: verb
inflections: eats, eating, ate, eaten
definition 1: to take (food) into the body through the mouth.
I usually eat cereal or toast for breakfast.Do you eat meat?
 
synonyms:
swallow
similar words:
bite, chew, take
definition 2: to destroy little by little, especially because of the action of water and air.
Rust is eating the metal.
synonyms:
corrode
similar words:
bite, decay, rot, rust
definition 3: to take in food.
The baby is eating very well now.Please don't talk on the phone while we're eating.
antonyms:
fast
similar words:
dine, swallow
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derivation: eater (n.)
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