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Idioms about eat

Origin of eat

First recorded before 900; Middle English eten, Old English etan; cognate with German essen, Gothic itan, Latin edere, Homeric Greek édein

OTHER WORDS FROM eat

eater, nounouteat, verb (used with object), out·ate, out·eat·en, out·eat·ing.un·der·eat, verb (used without object), un·der·ate, un·der·eat·en, un·der·eat·ing.
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British Dictionary definitions for eat (1 of 2)

eat
/ (iːt) /

verb eats, eating, ate or eaten
See also eat out, eats, eat up

Derived forms of eat

eater, noun

Word Origin for eat

Old English etan; related to Gothic itan, Old High German ezzan, Latin edere, Greek edein, Sanskrit admi

British Dictionary definitions for eat (2 of 2)

EAT

EAZ


abbreviation for
Tanzania (international car registration)

Word Origin for EAT

from E(ast) A(frica) T(anganyika) or E(ast) A(frica) Z(anzibar)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with eat

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