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Synonyms for eatit; eɪt; esp. Brit. ɛt; ˈit n

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. eat(verb)

    take in solid food

    rust, eat up, corrode, deplete, use up, run through, feed, consume, wipe out, exhaust, eat on

  2. eat(verb)

    eat a meal; take a meal

    rust, eat up, corrode, deplete, use up, run through, feed, consume, wipe out, exhaust, eat on

  3. feed, eat(verb)

    take in food; used of animals only

    eat, wipe out, eat on, give, fertilise, rust, eat up, run, feed, exhaust, run through, deplete, consume, prey, feast, corrode, flow, fertilize, course, use up, feed in

  4. eat, eat on(verb)

    worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way

    rust, eat up, corrode, deplete, use up, run through, feed, consume, wipe out, exhaust, eat, eat on

  5. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out(verb)

    use up (resources or materials)

    exhaust, take in, eat on, eat up, play out, expel, ware, wash up, eat, erase, release, corrode, beat, tire, kill, go through, eliminate, take, have, occupy, waste, finish, use up, swallow, tucker, polish off, decimate, tucker out, rust, feed, ingest, swallow up, obliterate, run through, extinguish, squander, annihilate, wipe out, bury, down, discharge, run down, work through, devour, sweep away, sap, cancel out, eject, immerse, consume, carry off, deplete, eradicate

  6. corrode, eat, rust(verb)

    cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid

    eat up, wipe out, deplete, use up, eat, feed, corrode, consume, exhaust, rust, run through, eat on


  1. eat(verb)

    worry, bother, disturb

  2. eat(verb)

    supper, breakfast, lunch, tea, dine, dinner, chow down

  3. eat(verb)

    To consume money or (other instruments of value, such as a token) deposited or inserted by a user, while failing to either provide the intended product or service, or return the payment.

    swallow, consume

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. eat(v. a.)

    chew and swallow

  2. eat(v. a.)

    corrode, consume, wear away

  3. eat(v. n.)

    feed, take food

  4. eat(v. n.)

    act corrosively

  5. eat(v. n.)

    [Colloquial.] taste, relish

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

eating, comer, essen, eaten, consume, eatingthe, lunch, feed, coma, devour, swallow, comma, aet, eatin, eats., food, dinner, sheronda, grub, grab

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