(intr, adverb) to eat away from home, esp in a restaurant
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How to use eat out in a sentence
When you eat out, choose restaurants that serve freshly made dishes.Meet the Chef Fighting to Ensure That Brazilians Will Never Be as Fat as Americans | Brandon Presser | June 25, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I eat out almost every night, so it takes a lot for me to get overly excited about a meal.
People are finding and buying the food that they eat out of an array of low calorie options.How Public Health Experts Turned Corporations into Public Enemy #1 | Megan McArdle | March 25, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Takeaway tip: Even professional chefs who have nuanced relationships with food often eat out of stress or emotional strain.
Which leads us to the important question of what, if anything, we can do to make it possible to eat out without overeating.
He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers, to harass our people and eat out their substance.Key-Notes of American Liberty | Various
Has the government done nothing but prey upon them, and eat out their substance?Select Speeches of Daniel Webster | Daniel Webster
"Ye'll hev ter eat out o' the same dish an' drink out o' the same cup," said he.Motor Matt's Daring, or, True to His Friends | Stanley R. Matthews
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
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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