eat

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Inflections of 'eat' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
eats
v 3rd person singular
eating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
ate
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
eaten
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

eat

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. eat [breakfast, dinner, lunch, a meal]
  2. eat [steak, spaghetti] for [dinner]
  3. eat [healthy, healthily, well, less]
  4. eat [healthy, good, diet, Chinese] food
  5. eat a [vegetarian, vegan, healthy, varied, low-carb] diet
  6. can't eat [wheat, dairy, gluten]
  7. doesn't eat [meat, red meat, animal products, shellfish]
  8. child [won't, refuses to] eat
  9. eat your [dinner]
  10. eat it (all) up
  11. eat at [home, a restaurant, the table]
  12. eat in the [kitchen, dining room, living room]
  13. eat with [a knife and fork, a spoon, chopsticks]
  14. eat with your [friends, parents, family]
  15. eat [alone, by yourself]
  16. eat it [raw, fresh, live]
  17. eat (it) off the [plate, table]
  18. [need to, should, have to] eat
  19. eat and drink
  20. [have, want, make you] something to eat
  21. [must have been, it was] something I ate
  22. (I'm so hungry) I could eat a horse
  23. eat like [a pig, there's no tomorrow]
  24. [shall we, likes to] eat out
  25. could (just) eat you up
  26. eat into your [savings, pension]
  27. [had, was forced] to eat his words
  28. sexually explicit: eat her out
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