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eat (someone or something)

1. To pay the cost of something. If we sent the wrong file to the printer, then we'll just have to eat the cost of the fliers and start over again.
2. To cause one to worry. What's eating you? Did something bad happen?
3. vulgar slang To perform cunnilingus.
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eat it

1. rude slang An interjection by a speaker who is annoyed or frustrated with someone else. Eat it, Ben! You cheated on me, remember?
2. slang To fall down, usually in an especially clumsy manner. Whoa, she really ate it on the ice out there—is she OK?
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eat me

vulgar slang An expression of anger and dismissal directed at someone who is irritating or who one has contempt for. Potentially offensive, as it can also be used to refer to oral sex. Oh, eat me, will you? I refuse to do anything you say!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.


1. tv. [for something] to bother or worry someone. Nothing’s eating me. I’m just the nervous type.
2. tv. to absorb the cost or expense of something. We’ll eat the costs on this one. It’s the least we can do.
3. tv. to perform oral sex on someone. (Usually objectionable.) She said she wanted to eat me!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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"Well, then, I, who am a sorcerer, as you know, change your bad into excellent bread, which I relish more than the best cake; and then I have the double pleasure of eating something that gratifies my palate, and of doing something that puts you in a rage.
Capsaicin activates cells in your mouth that tell your brain you're eating something scorching hot.
Grange Vets in Stockton sees a number of dogs admitted to its surgery after eating something they shouldn't.
She was actually pictured eating something. ?Rapper Tinie Tempah has walked the runway at his own fashion show.
You only have to visit a fast food drive-through after school to see the problem in our children's eating habits, but I know from what I have seen, how a mother can be so grateful just to see their child eating something, be it in a box or on a plate.
I'll only discourage you from eating something if it's bad for you.
We're not talking about doing something big and grand like a parachute jump, cycling from Cardiff Bay to Dublin on your own, hopping on the plane for the first time or even eating something you've never had before - been to Burger and Lobster yet?
In a research study of 2,000 women, 41 per cent told that they had stopped eating something after their weight-obsessed friends scared them into changing their diet, while 35 per cent of women said that they avoided friends who were trying to lose weight because their preaching made them feel guilty about what they ate, the Daily Express reported.
Have healthy desk snacks EATING something small and healthy between breakfast and lunch will stop you craving stodgy or fatty foods.
It could be a bad tooth, as you suggest, or gum disease, a foreign body stuck in the mouth, a tumour or damage from eating something irritant.
"Instead of eating something like shark fin soup," Phillip Kramer of the Nature Conservancy told the newspaper, "why not eat a species that is causing harm, and with your meal make a positive contribution?" Bon appetit!
From eating something disgusting in the park to swallowing one of the kids' toys, dogs are prone to gastric foreign bodies.
Head of the RHS advisory service, Guy Barter, says: "With concern over freshness, food miles and healthy eating, the satisfaction and the taste of eating something grown by yourself is second-to-none.
"People think they're eating something healthy but they're not.