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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 eat /ˈit/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Eat v. t. [imp. Ate Obsolescent & Colloq. Eat p. p. Eaten Obs. or Colloq. Eatt); p. pr. & vb. n. Eating.]
 1. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread. “To eat grass as oxen.”
    They . . . ate the sacrifices of the dead.   --Ps. cvi. 28.
    The lean . . . did eat up the first seven fat kine.   --Gen. xli. 20.
    The lion had not eaten the carcass.   --1 Kings xiii. 28.
 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.   --Thackeray.
 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 waste.” --Keble.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Eat, v. i.
 1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board.
    He did eat continually at the king's table.   --2 Sam. ix. 13.
 2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef.
 3. To make one's way slowly.
 To eat, To eat in or To eat into, to make way by corrosion; to gnaw; to consume. “A sword laid by, which eats into itself.” --Byron.
 To eat to windward Naut., to keep the course when closehauled with but little steering; -- said of a vessel.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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?" [syn: feed]
      4: 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" [syn: consume, eat up, use up,
          deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out]
      5: worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; "What's eating
         you?" [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" [syn: corrode,
      [also: eaten, ate]