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  • 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
  • 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
  • worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way
    • What's eating you?
  • take in food; used of animals only
    • This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat
    • What do whales eat?
  • eat a meal; take a meal
    • We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls
    • I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation
  • take in solid food
    • She was eating a banana
    • What did you eat for dinner last night?
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