Definition of Eat into

1. Verb. Gnaw into; make resentful or angry. "The bad news will eat into him"; "His resentment festered"

Exact synonyms: Fret, Grate, Rankle
Generic synonyms: Annoy, Bother, Chafe, Devil, Get At, Get To, Gravel, Irritate, Nark, Nettle, Rag, Rile, Vex

Lexicographical Neighbors of Eat Into

easy target
eat, breathe, and sleep
eat at
eat away
eat crow
eat for two
eat from someone's hand
eat humble pie
eat in
eat into (current term)
eat like a bird
eat like a horse
eat like a pig
eat my dust
eat my shorts
eat on
eat one's Wheaties
eat one's hat
eat one's heart out
eat one's own dog food
eat one's seed corn
eat one's words
eat one's young

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 ..."

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