(Homonym: bight, byte).
(Irregular preterit, past participle: bit, bitten).
1. To cause a sharp of stinging pain or discomfort; SYN. sting, burn.
2. To penetrate or cut, as with a knife.
3. To grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; SYN. seize with teeth.
To refresh with a meal; entertain the inner man.
To dine together.
1. To destroy completely.
2. To use up, as of resources or materials; SYN. eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out.
3. To serve oneself to, or consume regularly; SYN. ingest, take in, take, have.
4. To spend extravagantly; SYN. squander, waste, ware.
5. To engage fully.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: ate, eaten).
1. To eat a meal; take a meal.
2. To take in solid food.
3. To worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; SYN. eat on.
To eat greedily or voraciously
To chew or eat
1. To feed; of domestic animals (rare usage).
2. To lay in provisions.
3. To partake of victuals; esp. of animals.
4. To supply with food.