eat at


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.eat at - become ground down or deteriorate; "Her confidence eroded"
decay, dilapidate, crumble - fall into decay or ruin; "The unoccupied house started to decay"
References in classic literature ?
"Come," he said, "if I pay you the 100,000 francs, will you be satisfied, and allow me to eat at my ease?"
I shall eat it to-day.--Agno, let the killing of the dogs begin so that the canoe-men shall eat at due time."
If you like to fit in a walk at lunch time, you may need to eat at your desk.