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eat
A vtr (prét ate ; pp eaten)
1 (consume) [person, animal] manger [cake, food, snack] ; prendre [meal] ; I don't eat meat je ne mange pas de viande ; to eat (one's) breakfast prendre le petit déjeuner ; to eat (one's) lunch déjeuner ; to eat one's dinner dîner ; I ate lunch in town j'ai déjeuné en ville ; to eat sth for lunch/dinner manger qch pour le déjeuner/dîner ; to eat oneself sick s'empiffrer , se donner une indigestion (on de) ; it's not fit to eat (poisonous) ce n'est pas comestible ; (inedible) c'est immangeable ; it looks too good to eat c'est si beau qu'on n'ose pas en manger ; she looks good enough to eat! elle est belle à croquer ! ; to eat one's way through a whole cake engloutir un gâteau entier ; to eat sb/sth alive [person, piranha, mosquitoes] dévorer qn/qch ; [seductress] she'll eat you alive ! elle te mangera tout cru ! ; don't be afraid, I won't eat you! n'aie pas peur, je ne vais pas te manger ; to eat one's words fig ravaler ses paroles ;
2 (guzzle) [car] bouffer , consommer [petrol] ;
3 (worry) chiffonner ; what's eating you? qu'est-ce qui te chiffonne ?
B vi (prét ate ; pp eaten)
1 (take food) manger ; to eat from ou out of manger dans [plate, bowl] ; I'll soon have him eating out of my hand fig bientôt j'en ferai ce que je voudrai! ;
2 (have a meal) manger ; I never eat in the canteen je ne mange jamais à la cantine ; we eat at six nous dînons à 18 heures.
Idioms
eat your heart out! souffre en silence! ; to eat sb out of house and home manger la laine sur le dos de qn .
Phrasal verbs
eat away :
eat [sth] away, eat away [sth] [water, wind] ronger, éroder [cliff, stone] ; [acid, rust, termites] ronger ;
eat away at [sth] lit [acid, disease, rust, woodworm] ronger ; fig [bills, fees] manger [profits, savings].
eat into :
eat into [sth]
1 (damage) [acid, rust] faire un trou dans [metal, paint] ;
2 (encroach on) [duties, interruptions] empiéter sur [day, leisure] ;
3 (use up) [bills, fees] entamer [profits, savings].
eat out aller au restaurant.
eat up :
eat up finir de manger ; eat up! finis ce que tu as dans ton assiette! ;
eat [sth] up, eat up [sth]
1 (finish) finir [meal, vegetables] ;
2 (guzzle) [car] dévorer [miles] ; bouffer , consommer [petrol] ;
3 (use up) [bills] engloutir [savings] ;
4 fig to be eaten up with [person] être dévoré de [curiosity, desire, envy] ; être dévoré par [guilt] ; être rongé par [worry].

Big English-French dictionary. 2003.

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