eat

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eat is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
eat

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Verb[change]

Plain form
eat

Third person singular
eats

Simple past
ate

Past participle
eaten

Present participle
eating

People eating
  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you eat something, you put it in your mouth, chew it, and swallow it.
    Try to eat only foods that are good for you.
    I always eat too much at Christmas time.
  2. (transitive) If you eat the cost of something, you pay for it.
    The supplier will have to eat the cost of returning the goods.
  3. (taboo) If you eat someone, you give them sex with your mouth (oral sex)

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