Phrasal Verbs with 'Eat'

Eat away

Destroy slowly

Example: The disease EATS the liver AWAY.

Eat in

Eat at home

Example: We didn't feel like going to a restaurant so we ATE IN.

Eat into

Use something valuable when you don't want to

Example: We've had to EAT INTO our savings since I lost my job.

Eat out

Eat in a restaurant

Example: We couldn't be bothered to cook so we ATE OUT last night.

Eat up

Eat all of something

Example: If you don't EAT UP your greens, you won't get any dessert.

Eat up


Example: This car EATS UP petrol.

Eat up

Consume something you don't want to be consumed

Example: The graphics EAT UP our bandwidth- they're costing us a fortune.