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We sat on the grass and ate our sandwiches.
Don't talk while you're eating.
I've eaten too much.
Finish your lunch – you've hardly eaten anything.
Do you eat meat/fish/eggs?
I find it difficult to persuade my family to eat a healthy diet.
Many people who live alone don't eat properly.
It will take time to change your children's eating habits.
We always ate well at Aunt Milly's.
We don't eat breakfast together, except at the weekends.
Beth ate her evening meal in the hotel.
What time shall we eat?
We ate at a small Chinese restaurant several streets away.
Where can we get something to eat?
Do you want to grab a bite to eat before we go?
This is the British English definition of eat. View American English definition of eat.
relating to the Sun, or coming from the Sun
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