Meaning of EAT in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ i:t ]
( eats, eating, ate, eaten)
Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.
When you eat something, you put it into your mouth, chew it, and swallow it.
She was eating a sandwich...
We took our time and ate slowly.
VERB : V n , V
If you eat sensibly or healthily, you eat food that is good for you.
...a campaign to persuade people to eat more healthily.
VERB : V adv
If you eat , you have a meal.
Let’s go out to eat...
We ate lunch together a few times.
VERB : V , V n
If something is eating you, it is annoying or worrying you. ( INFORMAL )
‘What the hell’s eating you?’ he demanded.
VERB : only cont , V n
If you have someone eating out of your hand , they are completely under your control.
She usually has the press eating out of her hand.
PHRASE : V and N inflect
to have your cake and eat it: see cake
dog eat dog: see dog
to eat humble pie: see humble
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006