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English verb: eat up

1. eat up (consumption) finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table


SamplesShe polished off the remaining potatoes.


ExamplesThey eat up more bread


Synonymsfinish, polish off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)eat


Narrower (hyponym)put away, tuck away, tuck in

2. eat up (consumption) use up (resources or materials)


SamplesThis car consumes a lot of gas.
We exhausted our savings.
They run through 20 bottles of wine a week.


ExamplesThey eat up more bread


Synonymsconsume, deplete, eat, exhaust, run through, use up, wipe out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend


Narrower (hyponym)burn, burn off, burn up, drain, exhaust, indulge, luxuriate, play out, run down, run out, sap, spend, tire


Verb groupoccupy, take, use up

3. eat up (contact) enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing


SamplesThe huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter.


Synonymsbury, immerse, swallow, swallow up


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)close in, enclose, inclose, shut in









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