take in through the mouth and swallow solid food or soup; have a meal
damage or destroy sth; use up, damage, or destroy
"She was eating a banana"
"What did you eat for dinner last night?"
"We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"
"I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
"This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"
"What do whales eat?"
"What's eating you?"
"this car consumes a lot of gas"
"We exhausted our savings"
"They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
"The acid corroded the metal"
"The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"
On the table were eats the like of which..have never been seen on this isle.
出自： J. P. Donleavy
He eat the insides of a clock and died after.
出自： J. M. Synge
Some caterpillars have made themselves unpleasant to eat.
出自： D. Attenborough
They found out he was eating his diet and his normal food.
出自： M. Amis
Loneliness ate at her heart.
They have been eating away for more than an hour.
The children are in the kitchen, eating away as usual.
孩子们在厨房里,像平常一样痛快地吃着东西。 eat sth ⇔ away
The river is eating away the bank in several places.
The sea water is eating away the base of the cliff.
Frost and weather had eaten away the mortar.
Rust was eating away the iron post.
Cancer ate away the healthy flesh.
The rats have eaten away most of the woodwork.
This part has been eaten away by insects.
The river bank is slowly being eaten away .
河岸正在慢慢地被侵蚀掉。 eat away at sth
The sea has been eating away at this cliff for centuries.
Acids eat into metals.
The sulphuric acid ate into the parts of the metal where the coat of paint had peeled.
Can you see where the rust has begun eating into the bottom of the driver's door?
The substance has begun eating into the woodwork.
The insects eat into the wood.
The icy chill ate into my bones.
The sea has eaten into the north shore.
Don't leave the aluminium spoon in the saltcellar.It will be eaten into by salt.
别把铝勺留在盐罐中,因为盐腐蚀铝。 eat into sth
The school fees have eaten into our savings.
The money they spent on the washing machine ate into their holiday savings.
Jim's illness has seriously eaten into his small savings.
吉姆因生病几乎花光了他不多的积蓄。 eat oneself into sth
They were eating themselves into their graves.
他们吃喝过度,在自找死路。 eat into sb/sth
The sort of Persian summer day here ate into you with its heat.
Guilt had been eating into his conscience for some months.
The tiger ate of the deer.
They had to eat out because the stove broke down.
He used to eat out in the evening.
I'm too tired to cook tonight; shall we eat out?
I see no point eating out so often with a spacious and well-equipped kitchen at home.
We need a baby-sitter tonight, because we are eating out.
I used to eat out in the evening when my parents were on night shifts.
以前,我父母上夜班时,我常在外面吃晚饭。 eat sth ⇔ out
Rust had eaten out the gun barrel.
A little oil presently eats out the colour.
只要有一点油就会使那颜色褪去。 eat one's heart out
She is eating her heart out because Jim never writes to her.
She was eating her heart out for her missing child.
She is eating her heart out because she can't go to that dance.
It's no use eating your heart out about things that can't be helped.
What's done is done, and it's no use eating your heart out about it.
There is plenty for us, so eat up!
东西多得很,吃个痛快吧! eat sth ⇔ up
After swimming all afternoon, they quickly ate up all their dinners.
The children ate up all the candies.
Eat up your vegetables; there's a good girl!
The boy was not allowed to leave the table until he had eaten up his vegetables.
The mother told the child to eat up her spinach and to drink up her milk.
After playing all afternoon, we were so hungry that we ate up all the cookies in the house.
The worms will soon eat up all the leaves on the trees if we don't stop them.
The cat ate up three little mice.
In a short while, the cat ate up the fish.
不久,那只猫便将鱼吃个精光。 eat sth ⇔ up
Extravagant spending ate up his savings.
Rent eats up as much as 25 to 35 per cent of the whole family income.
That big house eats up money.
This new heating system eats up electricity.
It's true that it's a comfortable car, but it eats up the petrol.
It ate up all his time.
Idle talk had eaten up the hour before they knew it.
Don't let family cares eat up your interest in literary pursuits.
The flames ate up the building.
The house was eaten up by flames in no time.
Her savings have been eaten up by illness.
Wage increases were eaten up by the rise in the cost of living.
工资的增加全给生活费用的上涨抵消掉了。 eat sb ⇔ up
Is something eating her up?She seems worried.
她有什么伤心事吗? 她似乎很烦恼。 eat sth ⇔ up
He ate up the stories of their journeys.
When his friends told him that he was a first-class football player, he ate up their praise.
The girls told John he was a hero because he made the winning touchdown, and he ate up their praise.
姑娘们说约翰是英雄,因为他在比赛中赢得了决定性的一分,约翰听了心里乐滋滋的。 eat sth ⇔ up
The boat was eating her way up towards the wind.
The little red car ate up the soggy miles.
Twenty minutes in the car ate up the distance between the two shipyards.
乘20分钟汽车,就赶完了两座船厂之间的路程。 eat sb ⇔ up
He was such a clever speaker that he always ate up the opposition.
You shouldn't have put the new teacher in charge of that troublesome class; they'll eat him up.
Don't be eaten up with pride.
She was eaten up with jealousy.
He is being eaten up with curiosity.
Be careful not to get eaten up with pride.
误 Please eat as you like.
正 Please help yourself.
析 表示“随便吃”,一般说help yourself, eat不含“随便”之义。
误 Peanuts eat delicious.
正 Peanuts are delicious.
误 He ate a breakfast quickly.
正 He ate his breakfast quickly.
正 He had a breakfast quickly.
析 eat a breakfast, lunch, supper等不合习惯,应该把a改为his, her, your等物主代词,或把eat改成have。
误 The doctor told him to eat the medicine three times a day.
正 The doctor told him to take the medicine three times a day.
析 表示“吃药”这一概念时,一般说take medicine或have medicine,不说eat medicine。
误 He doesn't know how to use chopsticks to eat with.
正 He doesn't know how to use chopsticks to eat.
正 He doesn't know how to eat with chopsticks.
析 表示“用筷子”,可说use chopsticks或with chopsticks, with含有“用”的意义,故用use就不必再用with。
误 I have eaten at home since my graduation.
正 I have been eating at home since my graduation.
误 He said he would pay me back the money within a week, but he ate his word.
正 He said he would pay me back the money within a week, but he broke his word.
析 eat one's word和break one's word意思不同,前者意为“认错道歉,收回前言”,后者才是“食言,失信”的意思。