eat Idioms & Phrases


-ate

-ate

Etymology
From the L. suffix -atus, the past participle ending of verbs of the 1st conj.
Definitions
  1. As an ending of participles or participial adjectives it is equivalent to -ed; as, situate or situated; animate or animated.
  2. As the ending of a verb, it means to make, to cause, to act, etc.; as, to propitiate (to make propitious); to animate (to give life to).
  3. As a noun suffix, it marks the agent; as, curate, delegate. It also sometimes marks the office or dignity; as, tribunate.
  4. In chemistry it is used to denote the salts formed from those acids whose names end -ic (excepting binary or halogen acids); as, sulphate from sulphuric acid, nitrate from nitric acid, etc. It is also used in the case of certain basic salts.
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binge-eating syndrome

  • noun a disorder of eating seen among young women who go on eating binges and then feel guilt and depression and self-condemnation
    bulimia.
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crab-eating dog

  • noun wild dog of northern South America
    crab-eating dog; Dusicyon cancrivorus.
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crab-eating fox

  • noun wild dog of northern South America
    crab-eating dog; Dusicyon cancrivorus.
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crab-eating macaque

  • noun monkey of southeast Asia, Borneo and the Philippines
    croo monkey; Macaca irus.
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crab-eating opossum

  • noun South American opossum
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crab-eating raccoon

  • noun a South American raccoon
    Procyon cancrivorus.
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crab-eating seal

  • noun silvery grey Antarctic seal subsisting on crustaceans
    crabeater seal.
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Dirt eating

  • . (a) The use of certain kinds of clay for food, existing among some tribes of Indians; geophagism. Humboldt. (b) (Med.) Same as Chthonophagia.
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eat at

  • verb become ground down or deteriorate
    gnaw; erode; gnaw at; wear away.
    • Her confidence eroded
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eat away

  • verb remove soil or rock
    erode; fret.
    • Rain eroded the terraces
  • verb wear away or erode
    fret.
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eat in

  • verb eat at home
    dine in.
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eat into

  • verb gnaw into; make resentful or angry
    grate; fret; rankle.
    • The injustice rankled her
    • his resentment festered
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eat on

  • verb worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way
    eat.
    • What's eating you?
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eat out

  • verb eat at a restaurant or at somebody else's home
    dine out.
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eat up

  • verb finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
    finish; polish off.
    • She polished off the remaining potatoes
  • verb use up (resources or materials)
    exhaust; consume; wipe out; deplete; use up; eat; run through.
    • this car consumes a lot of gas
    • We exhausted our savings
    • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week
  • verb enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
    swallow; bury; immerse; swallow up.
    • The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter
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eating apple

  • noun an apple used primarily for eating raw without cooking
    dessert apple.
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eating away

  • noun (geology) the mechanical process of wearing or grinding something down (as by particles washing over it)
    wearing; eroding; erosion; wearing away.
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eating disorder

  • noun a disorder of the normal eating routine
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eating house

  • noun a building where people go to eat
    eating house; eatery; restaurant.
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eating place

  • noun a building where people go to eat
    eating house; eatery; restaurant.
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eating utensil

  • noun tableware implements for cutting and eating food
    cutlery.
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flesh-eating

  • adjective satellite (of animals) carnivorous
    flesh-eating; zoophagous.
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fruit-eating

  • adjective satellite feeding on fruit
    carpophagous.
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grass-eating

  • adjective satellite feeding on grasses
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heart-eating

Heart"-eat`ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Preying on the heart.
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man-eating shark

  • noun large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans
    great white shark; Carcharodon carcharias; white shark; man-eater.
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meat-eating

  • adjective satellite (of animals) carnivorous
    flesh-eating; zoophagous.
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moth-eat

Moth"-eat` transitive verb

Definitions
  1. To eat or prey upon, as a moth eats a garment. Rarely used except in the form moth-eaten, p.p. or a.
    Ruin and neglect have so moth-eaten her. Sir T. Herbert.
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moth-eaten

  • adjective satellite showing signs of wear and tear
    ratty; tatty; shabby.
    • a ratty old overcoat
    • shabby furniture
    • an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains
  • adjective satellite worn or eaten away by (or as if by) moths
    mothy.
    • moth-eaten blankets
  • adjective satellite lacking originality or spontaneity; no longer new
    dusty; cold; stale.
    • moth-eaten theories about race
    • stale news
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plant-eating

  • adjective satellite (of animals) feeding on plants
    phytophilous; phytophagic; phytophagous.
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Plant"-eat`ing adjective

Definitions
  1. Eating, or subsisting on, plants; as, a plant-eating beetle.
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radi-ate-veined

Ra"di-ate-veined` adjective

Definitions
  1. (Bot.) Having the principal veins radiating, or diverging, from the apex of the petiole; -- said of such leaves as those of the grapevine, most maples, and the castor-oil plant.
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ready-to-eat

  • adjective satellite food products that are prepared in advance and can be eaten as sold
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To eat, To eat ininto

  • to make way by corrosion; to gnaw; to consume. "A sword laid by, which eats into itself." Byron.
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To eat dirt

  • to submit in a meanly humble manner to insults; to eat humble pie.
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To eat heartily

  • to eat freely and with relish.
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To eat humble pie

  • to endure mortification; to submit or apologize abjectly; to yield passively to insult or humilitation; a phrase derived from a pie made of the entrails or humbles of a deer, which was formerly served to servants and retainers at a hunting feast. See Humbles. Halliwell. Thackeray.
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To eat of

  • (partitive use). "Eat of the bread that can not waste." Keble.
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To eat one's words

  • to retract what one has said. (See the Citation under Blurt.)
  • to retract what has been said.
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To eat out

  • to consume completely. "Eat out the heart and comfort of it." Tillotson.
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To eat the wind out of a vessel

  • (Naut.), to gain slowly to windward of her.
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To eat to windward

  • (Naut.), to keep the course when closehauled with but little steering; said of a vessel.
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worm-eaten

  • adjective satellite infested with or damaged (as if eaten) by worms
    vermiculate; wormy.
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Worm"-eat`en adjective

Definitions
  1. Eaten, or eaten into, by a worm or by worms; as, worm-eaten timber.
    Concave as a covered goblet, or a worm-eaten nut. Shak.
  2. Worn-out; old; worthless. R. Sir W. Raleigh. -- Worm"-eat`en*ness, n. R. Dr. John Smith.
Webster 1913