Definition of Eat into
1. Verb. Gnaw into; make resentful or angry. "The bad news will eat into him"; "His resentment festered"
Generic synonyms: Annoy, Bother, Chafe, Devil, Get At, Get To, Gravel, Irritate, Nark, Nettle, Rag, Rile, Vex
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eat Into
Literary usage of Eat into
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Letters Illustrative of the Reign of William III, from 1696 to 1708 by James Vernon (1841)
"It was I that sent your Grace the old Gazette; I only made use of it to wrap the key in, that it might not eat into any of the papers. MR. ..."
2. A Cyclopædic Dictionary of the Mang'anja Language Spoken in British Central by David Clement Ruffelle Scott (1892)
"... ni mhc-tt гонке, they eat into trees and all kinds of seeds ... eat into ..."
3. The Maori-Polynesian Comparative Dictionary by Edward Tregear (1891)
"Whaka-KATI, to beg one to desist. Tahitian—cf. acia, enough. KATI, well ; Jhen ? an interjection of inquiry. KAKATI, to eat into; to gnaw through: £ tit ..."
4. Electrical Review (1891)
"If you took a plain lead plate and eat into it with dilute sulphuric acid, ... This uncovered a new portion of the lead, and so by degrees eat into the body ..."
5. Health at home, ; or, Hall's family doctor by William Whitty Hall (1876)
"spoon or more to half a pint, it is Localise these tubercles are softening, decaying, and in that decay eat into the lungs as mice eat into a cheese ..."