Synonyms of eat in English:

eat


See definition of eat

verb

1‘we ate a hearty breakfast and then set off’

SYNONYMS
consume, devour, ingest, partake of, gobble, gobble down, gobble up, gulp, gulp down, bolt, bolt down, wolf, wolf down, cram down, finish, finish off
swallow, chew, munch, chomp, champ
informal guzzle, nosh, put away, pack away, tuck into, tuck away, scoff, scoff down, demolish, dispose of, make short work of, polish off, shovel down, get stuck into, stuff one's face with, stuff down, pig out on, sink, get outside of, get one's laughing gear round
British informal gollop, shift
North American informal scarf, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up, inhale
rare ingurgitate
ANTONYMS

starve, fast

2‘we ate at a local restaurant’

SYNONYMS
have a meal, partake of food, take food, consume food, feed
breakfast, lunch, dine, have breakfast, have lunch, have dinner, have supper
feast, banquet
informal snack, graze, nosh
dated sup, break bread

3‘acidic water can eat away at concrete pipes’

SYNONYMS
erode, corrode, abrade, wear away, wear away at, wear down, wear through, gnaw away, gnaw away at, bite into, burn into, burn through, consume, dissolve, disintegrate, crumble, waste away, rot, decay
damage, destroy, spoil

Phrases

    eat up

    ‘he ate up all the French fries’


    SYNONYMS

    eat, consume, devour, ingest, partake of, gobble, gobble down, gobble up, gulp, gulp down, bolt, bolt down, wolf, wolf down, cram down, finish, finish off

    swallow, chew, munch, chomp, champ

    informal

    guzzle, nosh, put away, pack away, tuck into, tuck away, scoff, scoff down, demolish, dispose of, make short work of, polish off, shovel down, get stuck into, stuff one's face with, stuff down, pig out on, sink, get outside of, get one's laughing gear round

    British informal

    gollop, shift

    North American informal

    scarf, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up, inhale

    rare

    ingurgitate

    eat one's heart out

    ‘I stayed in London, eating my heart out for you’


    SYNONYMS

    pine, long, ache, brood, mope, fret, sigh, sorrow, suffer, bleed, yearn, agonize, weep and wail, regret someone's absence, regret someone's loss

    grieve, mourn, lament, shed tears

    be filled with envy

    informal

    die

    literary

    repine