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Definition 1: engage fully - [verb of cognition]

Samples where consume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy

(consume is a kind of ...) consume all of one's attention or time

"Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"

Definition 2: serve oneself to, or consume regularly - [verb of consumption]

Samples where consume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Have another bowl of chicken soup!
  • I don't take sugar in my coffee

Synonyms for consume in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of consume ) eat human flesh

(... is a kind of consume ) take up as if with a sponge

(... is a kind of consume ) take a sample of

"Try these new crackers" "Sample the regional dishes"

(... is a kind of consume ) fill to satisfaction

"I am sated"

(... is a kind of consume ) take in food; used of animals only

"This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat" "What do whales eat?"

(... is a kind of consume ) consume

"She didn't touch her food all night"

(... is a kind of consume ) consume alcohol

"We were up drinking all night"

(... is a kind of consume ) take in liquids

"The patient must drink several liters each day" "The children like to drink soda"

(... is a kind of consume ) take in solid food

"She was eating a banana" "What did you eat for dinner last night?"

(... is a kind of consume ) eat a meal; take a meal

"We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls" "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"

(... is a kind of consume ) take or consume (regularly or habitually)

"She uses drugs rarely"

(... is a kind of consume ) take solid or liquid food into the mouth a little at a time either by drinking or by eating with a spoon

Definition 3: use up (resources or materials) - [verb of consumption]

Samples where consume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for consume in the sense of this definition

(consume is a kind of ...) pay out

"spend money"

(... is a kind of consume ) exhaust the supply of

"We ran out of time just as the discussion was getting interesting"

(... is a kind of consume ) deplete of resources

"The exercise class drains me of energy"

(... is a kind of consume ) enjoy to excess

"She indulges in ice cream"

(... is a kind of consume ) use up (energy)

"burn off calories through vigorous exercise"

(... is a kind of consume ) spend completely

"I spend my pocket money in two days"

(... is a kind of consume ) deplete

"exhaust one's savings" "We quickly played out our strength"

(consume has a similar meaning as ...) require (time or space)

"It took three hours to get to work this morning" "This event occupied a very short time"

Definition 4: spend extravagantly - [verb of consumption]

Samples where consume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • waste not, want not

Synonyms for consume in the sense of this definition

(consume is a kind of ...) pay out

"spend money"

(... is a kind of consume ) drink excessive amounts of alcohol; be an alcoholic

"The husband drinks and beats his wife"

(... is a kind of consume ) spend frivolously and unwisely

"Fritter away one's inheritance"

(... is a kind of consume ) become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously

(... is a kind of consume ) expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns

"He was showered with praise"

(... is a kind of consume ) spend at a high rate

(... is a kind of consume ) indulge oneself

"I splurged on a new TV"

Definition 5: eat up completely, as with great appetite - [verb of consumption]

Samples where consume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal
  • The teenagers demolished four pizzas among them

Synonyms for consume in the sense of this definition

(consume is a kind of ...) finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table

"She polished off the remaining potatoes"

Definition 6: destroy completely - [verb of contact]

Samples where consume or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The fire consumed the building

(consume is a kind of ...) destroy completely; damage irreparably

"You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!" "The tears ruined her make-up"

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