Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun eating

1 sense of eating

Sense 1
eating, feeding -- (the act of consuming food)
       => consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake -- (the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb eat

6 senses of eat

Sense 1
eat -- (take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?")
       => eat -- (eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation")
       => consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")

Sense 2
eat -- (eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation")
       => consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")
          Phrasal Verb-> eat in#1; eat out#1; eat up#1

Sense 3
feed, eat -- (take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?")
       => consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")

Sense 4
eat, eat on -- (worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; "What's eating you?")
       => worry, vex -- (disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress; "I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me")

Sense 5
consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out -- (use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week")
       => spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")

Sense 6
corrode, eat, rust -- (cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink")
       => damage -- (inflict damage upon; "The snow damaged the roof"; "She damaged the car when she hit the tree")

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