(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. eat, wolf [down]; consume, destroy. See food, gluttony, destruction, use.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. gulp, swallow, gorge; see eat 1 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
swallow up, eat, consume, gobble up, wolf, gulp, stuff, gorge, bolt, *polish off, guzzle, gormandize, dispatch.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To eat completely or entirely: consume, dispatch, eat up. Informal: polish off, put away. See INGESTION. 2. To take (food) into the body as nourishment: consume, eat, fare, ingest, partake. Slang: chow. Idioms: break bread, have (or take) a bite. See INGESTION. 3. To do away with completely and destructively: consume, eat (up), swallow (up), waste. See HELP. 4. To use up foolishly or needlessly: consume, dissipate, squander, waste. See SAVE. 5. To be avidly interested in: feast on, relish. Slang: eat up. See CONCERN.

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