Textual thesaurus for "eat"

(verb) rust, corrode

cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid

The acid corroded the metal; The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink

(verb) consume, eat up, deplete, run through, wipe out, use up, exhaust

use up (resources or materials)

this car consumes a lot of gas; We exhausted our savings; They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

(verb) feed

take in food; used of animals only

This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat; What do whales eat?

(verb) eat on

worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way

What's eating you?