In France, we are supposed to salve our consciences with the knowledge that draft horses are raised to be eaten.
He maintains that he had simply forgotten he had eaten from the jar.
Somewhere between 80 and 90 percent of food-poisoning cases come from food prepared and eaten at home.
Legendary Italian seducer Casanova is rumored to have eaten more than fifty oysters a day to boost his sexual prowess.
I wish I could tell you whether anyone ought to have eaten what he was growing.
The other portion killed and ate his own kind, or was killed and eaten by his own kind.
When he had eaten, he sat with his coffee for a final smoke of deliberation.
Had they not eaten the flesh, and drank the hearts' blood of their enemies?
"Halbert, you have eaten scarcely anything," said his mother.
Standards are carried, festivities are held, cakes are eaten.
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.