What does ‘eat’ mean?

The word ‘eat’ can mean many different things. As a verb, the meaning is to put food in your mouth, chew, and swallow it.

For example:

  • I sometimes eat sushi. (consume)

Eat is an irregular verb. The past tense is ate and the past participle is eaten.

phrasal verbs with eat

Phrasal verbs with ‘eat’ include:

  • Eat in (eat at home)
  • Eat into (erode)
  • Eat out (eat at a restaurant)
  • Eat up (finish consuming, use a large part of)
phrasal verbs with eat

Let’s learn the meaning of the phrasal verbs that contain the verb ‘eat’ in more detail and see some examples in use.

phrasal verbs with eat - eat in
phrasal verbs with eat - eat into
phrasal verbs with eat - eat out
phrasal verbs with eat - eat up

You can download a table of phrasal verbs with eat below.

idioms with verbs – EAT

Did you know that many idiomatic expressions (idioms) in English also contain a lot of verbs? Just like phrasal verbs, idioms are a major part of the English language (slang in particular). They are used constantly amongst native English speakers and are handy to know and understand.

Now you’ve learnt all the phrasal verbs with eat, how about learning the idioms with eat too?