Synonyms of eat in English:

eat


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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
British informal gollop, shift, get one's laughing gear round
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 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
    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
    British informal gollop, shift, get one's laughing gear round
    North American informal scarf, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up, inhale
    rare ingurgitate