eat in


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eat in

To eat at one's home, as opposed to eating at a restaurant ("eating out"). Neither of us felt like going out, so we ate in tonight.
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eat in (to something)

to erode into something; to etch something. The acidic water ate into the rocks on the shore. The acid ate in and weakened the structure.
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eat in

to eat a meal at home. I really don't want to eat in tonight. Let's eat in. I'm tired.
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eat in

Have a meal at home, as in Are we eating in tonight? [Colloquial; second half of 1900s] Also see eat out, def. 1.
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eat in

v.
To eat at home, rather than in a restaurant: It's raining outside, so let's eat in tonight.
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