At least by Chinese standards, moreover, transforming your pooch into a panda can eat up a lot of time and money.
And it is true that regulatory settlements continue to eat up cash that might otherwise have gone to employees.
And of course, the media-elite echo chamber will eat up what Teixeira has to say without even looking at The Swing Vote.
The Republican electorate may eat up potshots at Obama for being weak, but I doubt the broader public is buying it.
Heading into 1948, Republicans were hungry to eat up the New Deal.
Then, oh, how sorry I feel that I have to tell it—then, if that brown cow didn't start right in and eat up Alice's new bonnet!
Let Johnston attack them; they would 'eat him up' as they meant to eat up the whole of Masailand.
Being so large, they eat up much of their grass, which assists greatly to drive away the game.
I wonder if he's been frozen to death or eat up by polar bears, or what.
Sometimes the fishermen catch a shark in their nets, and they kill it then, as sharks tear the nets, or eat up the fish in them.
Old English etan (class V strong verb; past tense æt, past participle eten) "to eat, devour, consume," from Proto-Germanic *etanan (cf. Old Frisian ita, Old Saxon etan, Middle Dutch eten, Dutch eten, Old High German ezzan, German essen, Old Norse eta, Gothic itan), from PIE root *ed- "to eat" (see edible).
Transferred sense of "slow, gradual corrosion or destruction" is from 1550s. Meaning "to preoccupy, engross" (as in what's eating you?) first recorded 1893. Slang sexual sense of "do cunnilingus on" is first recorded 1927. Eat out "dine away from home" is from 1933. The slang phrase to eat one's words is from 1570s; to eat one's heart out is from 1590s; for eat one's hat, see hat.
v. ate (āt), eat·en (ēt'n), eat·ing, eats
To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption.
To consume, ravage, or destroy by or as if by ingesting, such as by a disease.