Meaning: Put food into the mouth and chew and swallow it.
Same sign for FOOD. Whether it's a noun or a verb depends on what position this sign is in a sentence.
There are some more synonyms for EAT below.
To put food into mouth using a spoon or a fork (e.g. eating cereal, soup, and such).
To put food into mouth such as eating some popcorn, nuts, or such.
First 100 words.
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