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eat something


Meanings and examples

1. Ingesting (mostly solid) food by mouth (A1)

eat something

  • Have you already eaten today?
  • What is your favorite food?
  • She does not eat meat.
  • Do you prefer meat or fish?
  • I really like to eat soup.
  • We're going to eat Italian today.
  • We haven't eaten for a long time.
  • The child has yet to learn to eat with a knife and fork.
  • Many students eat lunch in the cafeteria.
  • I have lunch at home.
  • We usually have dinner around 7pm.
  • I think I ate too much.
  • Do not eat that fast!
  • Thanks, I'm fed up. I ate enough.
  • I ate my fill.
  • I ate the whole plate empty.
  • You can eat very well in this restaurant.

Synonyms and verbs with a similar meaning

feed oneself; Food; to consume something; to eat something [1]

Colloquial words that mean to eat:

eat, eat, munch, fillet, eat something, plaster something

Antonyms / opposite words

starve; drink [1]

Noun-verb connections

Grab food

eat; Food; Take food

  • From twelve to one, food is taken in the barracks.
  • So guys, pause! Time to get some food.

Important compositions

eat something

consume something completely

  • Only when you have eaten everything are you allowed to get up.
  • I was very hungry and ate everything.
eat with

eat with someone who has invited you spontaneously

  • Come! Sit down and have a meal!
  • We offered it to her, but she didn't want to eat with us.
  • Are you hungry? Do you want to eat?
  • I've cooked enough, you are welcome to eat with me.
eat your fill

eat so much that you are no longer hungry

  • The poor man hasn't eaten his fill in a long time.
eat something away from someone

eat something that was actually intended for another person

  • I can not believe it! You ate everything away from me.
  • Who ate the cake away from me? The last piece was for me.


eat / feed like a barn thresher

eat a lot

  • Our son is just growing and is eating like a barn thresher.
  • It was so tasty! We ate like the barn thresher.
the food falls off someone's face

someone is unpleasantly surprised; someone is baffled

  • The food almost fell off my face when I heard that.
  • When I saw the bill, the food fell off my face. 900 euros for this small repair! I never expected that.
eating cherries with someone is not good

You can't get on well with someone.

  • Unfortunately, eating cherries with our neighbors is not good. They are very rude and complain about every little thing.
  • I wouldn't expect any support from her. Eating cherries is not good with her.

Word formations

noun: the food, the dining table, the dining room, lunch, dinner
Adjectives: edible

Note on regional studies

During the lunch break you often hear the word "meal!" In factories, companies and offices.
If you sit at the table in front of your meal, the meaning is “Bon appetit!” But meal is also a greeting at lunchtime.

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