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English Vocabulary - Vocabulario de inglés
WAYS OF EATING
  • eat: have food.
    She eats meat everyday.
  • tuck in: (informal) eat eagerly, with enjoyment.
    When the guests arrived, Peter was already at the table tucking in.
  • lick: eat something by rubbing it with the tongue.
    The boy was sitting in the garden licking an icecream.
  • have a snack: eat a small meal between the main meals.
    She usually has a snack for lunch and then a larger meal for dinner.
  • stuff/gorge oneself: (informal) eat so much that one can't eat anything else.
    He didn't want any meal because he had stuffed himself with bread and butter.
  • overeat: eat more than is necessary or healthy.
    If you want to lose weight, you shouldn't overeat.
  • pig out: (informal) eat more than is necessary or healthy.
    When she's depressed she always pigs out on chocolates.
  • make a pig of oneself: (informal) eat too much.
    She made a pig of herself, she had the whole pizza for herself!
  • guzzle: (informal) eat or drink a lot, with greed.
    You guzzled my dessert! What a pig!
  • bolt: eat quickly, because one is in a hurry.
    He bolted down the burger in just a minute!
  • wolf down: (informal) eat quickly, because you are hungry or in a hurry.
    He wolfed down his lunch but was still hungry.
  • gobble (up): eat quickly.
    You shouldn't gobble your food.
  • scoff: (informal) eat quickly.
    William scoffed all the cake before we could get any.
  • polish off: finish a meal quickly or easily.
    I was so hungry I polished off all the food.
  • nibble: eat small amounts of food, by taking small bites.
    You have to nibble sweet corn.
  • peck: eat sparingly, without enthusiasm, because you are not interested or not hungry.
    Sally didn't like the fish. She only pecked at it.
  • chew: masticate, bite food several times before swallowing it.
    The meat was so tough that it took a lot of chewing.
  • gnaw: keep biting something hard.
    I watched my dog gnawing at the large bone.
  • chomp: eat, chew forcefully.
    Francis chomped away at the meat.
  • munch: chew, eat noisily.
    We all munched at the cookies as we watched the movie.
  • consume: eat or drink.
    Are you going to consume all the beef?
  • sip: drink something slowly.
    She was sitting at the table sipping her wine with pleasure.
  • suck (up): drink something with a straw.
    Sally sucked up all the juice from the carton.
  • swig (back): drink quickly, gulp.
    The thirsty man swigged back the water.
  • knock back: drink quickly.
    Francis knocked back his beer in a flash!
  • quaff: drink a lot of something quickly, knock back.
    Guests quaffed champagne while waiting for the bride to arrive.
  • gulp (down): swallow quickly.
    Francis gulped down his beer quicker than anybody else.

 

We thank Francis Dixon-Clarke (from Sao Paulo, Brazil) and Javier Alvarez Correa (from Merida, Spain) for their contribution.

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