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eat

verb

to put food into your mouth and swallow it

swallow

verb

to make food or drink go from your mouth down through your throat and into your stomach

have

verb

to eat or drink something. This word is often used in polite offers and requests

consume

verb

formal to eat or drink something

taste

verb

to eat or drink something and to experience its flavour

touch

verb

to eat or drink a particular thing

try

verb

if you try a food or drink, you taste it in order to find out whether you like it

manage

verb

to succeed in eating or drinking something

take

verb

used in particular phrases meaning to eat or drink something, especially regularly

ingest

verb

to take food or drink into the body

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at lunch/dinner/breakfast etc

used for saying that someone is having a meal

breakfast

verb

formal to have breakfast

consumption

noun

formal the process of eating, drinking, or smoking something

dine

verb

formal to eat dinner

dine in

formal to eat your evening meal at home, or at a hotel when you are staying there, instead of at a restaurant

dine on

formal to eat a particular type of food, especially an expensive one

dine out

formal to eat dinner in a restaurant instead of at home

eat

verb

to have a meal

eat in

to have a meal at home instead of in a restaurant

eat out

to have a meal in a restaurant instead of at home

fill up

if you fill someone up, or if they fill up, they eat enough food so that they no longer feel hungry

finish

verb

to eat, drink, or use all of something so that there is none left

get down

to manage to swallow food or drink

indulge

verb

to have or eat something that you enjoy but that you should not have much of

live on

to eat a particular kind of food

lunch

verb

formal to eat lunch

nosh

verb

informal to eat

partake

verb

old-fashioned to take or be given something to eat or drink

picnic

verb

to have a picnic

polish off

to eat or drink something until it is finished

sup

verb

an old word meaning ‘to eat supper’ (=an evening meal)

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