1. of Eat
  2. of Eat

v. t.

  1. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread.
  2. To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear.

v. i.

  1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board.
  2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef.
  3. To make one's way slowly.