Found 2 items, similar to ate.
English → English
v 1: take in solid food; “She was eating a banana”
; “What did you
eat for dinner last night?”
2: 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”
3: take in food; used of animals only; “This dog doesn't eat
certain kinds of meat”
; “What do whales eat?”
4: use up (resources or materials); “this car consumes a lot of
; “We exhausted our savings”
; “They run through 20
bottles of wine a week”
, eat up
, use up
, run through
, wipe out
5: worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; “What's eating
[syn: eat on
6: 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”
English → English
the preterit of Eat
, n. [Gr. ?.] (Greek. Myth.)
The goddess of mischievous folly; also, in later poets, the
goddess of vengeance.
([=e]t), v. t. [imp. Ate
([=a]t; 277), Obsolescent &
([e^]t); p. p. Eaten
([=e]t"'n), Obs. or
([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.
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
--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.”
To eat the wind out of a vessel
(Naut.), to gain slowly to
windward of her.
Syn: To consume; devour; gnaw; corrode.