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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Eat as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

12 April 2021
Last seen in: The New York Times Crossword

We found 5 answers for the crossword clue 'Eat', the most recent of which was seen in the The New York Times Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Eat a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Eat as an answer itself some 632 times.

Eat is a single word clue made up of 3 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The New York Times Crossword' on Saturday, 10 April 2021 with the answer being INGEST, but the most popular answer for this clue is DINE.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'Eat', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'Eat' and give you a hint.

  • Take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
  • Cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"
  • Take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
  • Worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; "What's eating you?"
  • Use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
  • Eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"


We found 4 anagrams for the word 'Eat'.

  • ate Goddess of criminal rashness and its punishment
  • eta The 7th letter of the Greek alphabet
  • tae
  • tea A light midafternoon meal of tea and sandwiches or cakes; "an Englishman would interrupt a war to have his afternoon tea"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

Have supper; eat dinner; "We often dine with friends in this restaurant"

A person who possesses great material wealth

Eat a snack; eat lightly; "She never loses weight because she snacks between meals"

6 Letters

Serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"

7 Letters

Engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"

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