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To eat - of animals - synonyms and related words

feed on

if an animal feeds on something, it eats it, especially as its usual food

feed

verb

if an animal feeds, it looks for food and eats it

hunt

verb

to catch and eat other animals. Animals that do this are predators and the animals they catch and eat are their prey

root

verb

if an animal roots, it searches for food by pushing with its nose

feed off

if animals feed off something, they eat it

graze

verb

to eat grass growing in a field

prey on

to hunt another creature in order to eat it

ruminate

verb

if an animal ruminates, it brings food back from its stomach into its mouth and chews it (=breaks it into small pieces with its teeth) a second time

browse

verb

if animals browse, they feed on plants, especially the leaves on trees

browse

noun

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