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To dwell on
To dye in grain
To dye in the grain
To dye in the wool
To dyst one's jacket
to each one
To ease a ship
To ease away
To ease off
To ease the helm
To eat
To eat dirt
To eat heartily
To eat humble pie
To eat in
To eat one's words
To eat out
To eat the wind out of a vessel
To eat to windward
To edge away
To edge down
To edge in
To edge in with
To elbow one's way
To elevate a piece
To employ one's self
To end in smoke
To end up
To endeavor one's self
To enjoy one's self

To eat of definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Eat Eat ([=e]t), v. t. [imp. Ate ([=a]t; 277), Obsolescent & Colloq. Eat ([e^]t); p. p. Eaten ([=e]t"'n), Obs. or Colloq. Eat ([e^]t); p. pr. & vb. n. Eating.] [OE. eten, AS. etan; akin to OS. etan, OFries. eta, D. eten, OHG. ezzan, G. essen, Icel. eta, Sw. ["a]ta, Dan. [ae]de, Goth. itan, Ir. & Gael. ith, W. ysu, L. edere, Gr. 'e`dein, Skr. ad. [root]6. Cf. Etch, Fret to rub, Edible.] 1. To chew and swallow as food; to devour; -- said especially of food not liquid; as, to eat bread. ``To eat grass as oxen.'' --Dan. iv. 25. They . . . ate the sacrifices of the dead. --Ps. cvi. 28. The lean . . . did eat up the first seven fat kine. --Gen. xli. 20. The lion had not eaten the carcass. --1 Kings xiii. 28. With stories told of many a feat, How fairy Mab the junkets eat. --Milton. The island princes overbold Have eat our substance. --Tennyson. His wretched estate is eaten up with mortgages. --Thackeray. 2. To corrode, as metal, by rust; to consume the flesh, as a cancer; to waste or wear away; to destroy gradually; to cause to disappear. To eat humble pie. See under Humble. To eat of (partitive use). ``Eat of the bread that can not waste.'' --Keble. To eat one's words, to retract what one has said. (See the Citation under Blurt.) To eat out, to consume completely. ``Eat out the heart and comfort of it.'' --Tillotson. To eat the wind out of a vessel (Naut.), to gain slowly to windward of her. Syn: To consume; devour; gnaw; corrode.


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