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Definition 1: finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table - [verb of consumption]

Samples where eat up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She polished off the remaining potatoes

Synonyms for eat up in the sense of this definition

(eat up is a kind of ...) take in solid food

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

(... is a kind of eat up ) eat up; usually refers to a considerable quantity of food

"My son tucked in a whole pizza"

(... is a kind of eat up ) eat up completely, as with great appetite

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

Definition 2: use up (resources or materials) - [verb of consumption]

Samples where eat up 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 eat up in the sense of this definition

(eat up is a kind of ...) pay out

"spend money"

(... is a kind of eat up ) exhaust the supply of

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

(... is a kind of eat up ) deplete of resources

"The exercise class drains me of energy"

(... is a kind of eat up ) enjoy to excess

"She indulges in ice cream"

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

"burn off calories through vigorous exercise"

(... is a kind of eat up ) spend completely

"I spend my pocket money in two days"

(... is a kind of eat up ) deplete

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

(eat up 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 3: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing - [verb of contact]

Samples where eat up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter

Synonyms for eat up in the sense of this definition

(eat up is a kind of ...) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

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