Definition of Eat up

1. Verb. Finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table. "They eat up more bread"; "She polished off the remaining potatoes"

Exact synonyms: Finish, Polish Off
Generic synonyms: Eat
Specialized synonyms: Put Away, Tuck Away, Tuck In

2. Verb. Use up (resources or materials). "They eat up more bread"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
Exact synonyms: Consume, Deplete, Eat, Exhaust, Run Through, Use Up, Wipe Out
Specialized synonyms: Run Out, Drain, Indulge, Luxuriate, Burn, Burn Off, Burn Up, Spend, Exhaust, Play Out, Run Down, Sap, Tire
Generic synonyms: Drop, Expend, Spend
Related verbs: Occupy, Take, Use Up
Derivative terms: Consumable, Consumptive, Depletion, Depletion, Exhaustion

3. Verb. Enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing. "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
Exact synonyms: Bury, Immerse, Swallow, Swallow Up
Generic synonyms: Close In, Enclose, Inclose, Shut In

Definition of Eat up

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To consume completely. ¹

2. Verb. (idiomatic) To accept or believe entirely, immediately, and without questioning. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eat Up

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
eat out of someone's hand
eat someone's dust
eat someone out of house and home
eat the seed corn
eat the wind
eat up (current term)
eaten away
eaten like a bird
eaten like a horse

Literary usage of Eat up

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1. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1902)
"... of them the germ has a different life cycle; but in general plan they are all much alike, al- A • В О eat up the black pigment and many of the »pores. ..."

2. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"information that " he will weepe over a man's head when he hath devoured the body, and then will eat up the head too. ... I saw once one of these beasts in ..."

3. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1876)
"We have to husband our working-powers and the brain-power whence they spring, as we have to husband everything else that we possess ; and to eat up in a ..."

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