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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: To eat the wind out of a vessel(0.00830 detik)
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Definition: To eat the wind out of a vessel
Eat \Eat\ ([=e]t), v. t. [imp. Ate ([=a]t; 277), Obsolescent &
Colloq. Eat ([e^]t); p. p. Eaten ([=e]t"'n), Obs. or
Colloq. Eat ([e^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. Eating.] [OE. eten,
AS. etan; akin to OS. etan, OFries. eta, D. eten, OHG. ezzan,
G. essen, Icel. eta, Sw. ["a]ta, Dan. [ae]de, Goth. itan, Ir.
& Gael. ith, W. ysu, L. edere, Gr. 'e`dein, Skr. ad. [root]6.
Cf. Etch, Fret to rub, Edible.]
1. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially
of food not liquid; as, to eat bread. “To eat grass as
oxen.” --Dan. iv. 25.
They . . . ate the sacrifices of the dead. --Ps.
The lean . . . did eat up the first seven fat kine.
The lion had not eaten the carcass. --1 Kings
With stories told of many a feat,
How fairy Mab the junkets eat. --Milton.
The island princes overbold
Have eat our substance. --Tennyson.
His wretched estate is eaten up with mortgages.
2. To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a
cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to
cause to disappear.
To eat humble pie. See under Humble.
To eat of (partitive use). “Eat of the bread that can not
To eat one's words, to retract what one has said. (See the
Citation under Blurt.)
To eat out, to consume completely. “Eat out the heart and
comfort of it.” --Tillotson.
To eat the wind out of a vessel (Naut.), to gain slowly to
windward of her.
Syn: To consume; devour; gnaw; corrode.