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eat(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to consume)
a. comer
I haven't eaten anything since this morning.No he comido nada desde esta mañana.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to consume)
a. comer
We haven't eaten there in years.Hace años que no comemos allí.
3.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to worry or bother)
a. preocupar
Why are you so serious? What's eating you? Come on, tell me.¿Por qué estás tan serio? ¿Qué te preocupa? Vamos, dímelo.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
What's eating her? She didn't even say hello to us.¿Qué mosca le habrá picado? Ni siquiera nos saludó.
What's eating him? Why did he slam the door?¿Qué le pasa? ¿Por qué dio ese portazo?
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eat
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. comer
to eat one's breakfastdesayunar
2. (idioms)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to eat somebody out of house and homedejarle la nevera or la despensa vacía a alguien
3. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I could eat a horse!¡tengo un hambre tremenda or
4. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
he won't eat you!¡no te va a comer!
5. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
what's eating you?¿qué te preocupa?
to eat one's wordstragarse (uno) sus propias palabras
6. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
if it works, I'll eat my hatsi esto funciona, me meto a monja
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
7. (general)
a. comer
8. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to have somebody eating out of one's handtener a alguien en el bote, el bolsillo
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eat [iːt] ate (past)eaten (participle:past)
transitive verb
comer
there's nothing to eat no hay nada de or que comer; would you like something to eat? ¿quieres comer algo?; he won't eat you no te va a morder; what's eating you? ¿qué mosca te ha picado?; to eat one's fill hartarse; to eat one's lunch comer; almorzar; to eat one's way through the menu pedir todos los platos de la carta
he's eating us out of house and home come por ocho
to eat one's words tragarse las palabras
intransitive verb
comer
he eats like a horse come más que una lima nueva; he always eats well siempre tiene buen apetito
I've got him eating out of my hand lo tengo dominado
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