eat out

  1. (intr, adverb) to eat away from home, esp in a restaurant

Words Nearby eat out

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How to use eat out in a sentence

  • He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers, to harass our people and eat out their substance.

  • Has the government done nothing but prey upon them, and eat out their substance?

  • "Ye'll hev ter eat out o' the same dish an' drink out o' the same cup," said he.

  • I don't know what we will eat out of when you get all these dishes broken.

    Tabitha at Ivy Hall | Ruth Alberta Brown
  • "Make yours light on your head and eat out of your hands and pockets," challenged Freckles.

    Freckles | Gene Stratton-Porter

Other Idioms and Phrases with eat out

eat out

Have a meal outside one's home, usually at a restaurant. For example, We're almost out of groceries, so let's eat out tonight. [Second half of 1900s] For the antonym, see eat in.

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