Eat, v. i. 1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board.
He did eat continually at the king's table.2 Sam. ix. 13.
2. To taste or relish; as, it
eats like tender beef.
3. To make one's way slowly.
To eat in
To eat into, to make way by corrosion; to gnaw; to consume. "A sword laid by, which eats into itself."
To eat to windward
(Naut.), to keep the course when closehauled with but little steering; -- said of a vessel.
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