To eat into
Eat Eat, v. i. 1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board. [1913 Webster]

He did eat continually at the king's table. --2 Sam. ix. 13. [1913 Webster]

2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef. [1913 Webster]

3. To make one's way slowly. [1913 Webster]

{To eat}, {To eat in} or {To eat into}, to make way by corrosion; to gnaw; to consume. ``A sword laid by, which eats into itself.'' --Byron.

{To eat to windward} (Naut.), to keep the course when closehauled with but little steering; -- said of a vessel. [1913 Webster]


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  • To eat — Eat Eat, v. i. 1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board. [1913 Webster] He did eat continually at the king s table. 2 Sam. ix. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To eat in — Eat Eat, v. i. 1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board. [1913 Webster] He did eat continually at the king s table. 2 Sam. ix. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To eat to windward — Eat Eat, v. i. 1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in distinction from liquid, food; to board. [1913 Webster] He did eat continually at the king s table. 2 Sam. ix. 13. [1913 Webster] 2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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