eat into

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v eat into gnaw into; make resentful or angry "The injustice rankled her","his resentment festered"
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Quotations

  • Anita Brookner
    Anita%20Brookner
    “Romanticism is not just a mode; it literally eats into every life. Women will never get rid of just waiting for the right man.”
  • Judith Viorst
    Judith Viorst
    “Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands -- and then eat just one of the pieces.”

Usage

In literature:

I was scantily clothed into the bargain, and had nothing to eat all day long but a piece of bread.
"Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 3" by Various
The amount of fats the hen eats is unimportant because she makes starch into fat.
"The Dollar Hen" by Milo M. Hastings
They do not, however, eat them raw; they pull off their wings and legs, and dry their bodies; they then beat them into a powder.
"The Mission" by Frederick Marryat
The lowest people eat in a filthy manner, putting their dirty hands into the dish, and thrusting their food by handfuls into their mouths.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume VII" by Robert Kerr
Then I saw that he got into clean things; and then the breakfast arrived, and I made him sit down and eat.
"The Gloved Hand" by Burton E. Stevenson
Its work is to eat into the young fruit.
"The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming." by Ellen Eddy Shaw
The torture was eating into her soul.
"The Tidal Wave and Other Stories" by Ethel May Dell
After having made arrangements to do this I wandered off into the bazaar to get something to eat.
"War in the Garden of Eden" by Kermit Roosevelt
Then she'd put some of the pepper pot into the bowls and we'd eat it.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves: Volume II, Arkansas Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
Boil potatoes and artichokes separately, cut into slices; mix, add pepper, salt, oil, and vinegar; eat with Allinson wholemeal bread.
"The Allinson Vegetarian Cookery Book" by Thomas R. Allinson
Meanwhile they had gone off together, a little way into the woods, looking for different things to eat.
"Mappo, the Merry Monkey" by Richard Barnum
I bet if you walked into there place an watched them eat theyd raise an awful holler.
"Dere Mable" by Edward Streeter
He casts down his black head-dress, and it is instantly turned into grapes; he fled while she was eating them.
"Custom and Myth" by Andrew Lang
The mud is once more up to our knees and gets into whatever we eat.
"Carry On" by Coningsby Dawson
These took the meat home to cook for their husbands to eat to instil into them the spirit and vigour of a tiger.
"The Jungle Girl" by Gordon Casserly
A part o' every apple ye eat sinks down into yer blood an' bones.
"The Light in the Clearing" by Irving Bacheller
Mayenne will have you killed and flung into the Seine, as easy as eat breakfast.
"Helmet of Navarre" by Bertha Runkle
The curd is quickly made in one hour and dipped into molds without cutting to ripen for eating in thirty hours.
"The Complete Book of Cheese" by Robert Carlton Brown
None of its members can marry into another caste, or even eat with those of a lower rank.
"Across India" by Oliver Optic
One day the black cat crept into the cabin of an Indian woman to get something to eat.
"Stories of American Life and Adventure" by Edward Eggleston
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In poetry:

The words hiss into me, like raindrops falling
On sleepy fire . . . She smiles a meaning smile.
Suspicion eats my brain; I ask a question;
Something is creeping at me, something vile;
"The House Of Dust: Part 02: 04: " by Conrad Potter Aiken
I don't want to go on being a root in the dark,
insecure, stretched out, shivering with sleep,
going on down, into the moist guts of the earth,
taking in and thinking, eating every day.
"Walking Around" by Pablo Neruda
Old Pussy-cat if he won't eat, he don't
feel good into his tum', old Pussy-cat.
He wants to have eaten.
Tremor, heaves, he sweaterings. He can't.
A dizzy swims of where is Henry at;
. . . somewhere streng verboten.
"Dream Song 49: Blind" by John Berryman
"Well, so much the better, my good woman, for you and them;
But, old girl, let's have something to eat, me, and my men":
"Blithely, sir, blithely! ye're welcome to what I hae,"
When she bustled into the cottage without delay.
"The Nithsdale Widow and Her Son" by William Topaz McGonagall
Where they watch their flocks increase,
And store the snowy fleece
Till they send it to their masters to be woven o'er the waves;
Where, having sent their meat
For the foreigner to eat,
Their mission is fulfilled, and they creep into their graves.
"Ireland" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
Where they watch their flocks increase,
And store the snowy fleece,
Till they send it to their masters to be woven o'er the waves;
Where, having sent their meat
For the foreigner to eat,
Their mission is fulfilled, and they creep into their graves.
"A Mystery" by Denis Florence MacCarthy

In news:

While diets vary depending on the type of weight-loss surgery you had, some doctors may recommend following a four-phase plan after surgery to ease you into eating normal foods again.
Just because Civic Center Eats and the farmers' markets have packed it up for the season doesn't mean Denver's food trucks go into hibernation.
Those visitors will be staying in hotel rooms and eating at restaurants and that means extra dollars will flow into our economy .
Older kids can get into trouble because they dare one another to eat mushrooms they stumble across.
Go into Thanksgiving with an eating plan.
Officials at the Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center in Scottsdale say the female wolf is in good health, eating well and settling into her new surroundings.
This recipe will turn you into a mean green eating machine.
Greening a company's supply chain shouldn't eat into its bottom line.
Now I haven't really gained any weight, but I would rather feel healthy, so today, I adventure back into the world of healthy eating.
Many people feel that work is eating into their personal life.
Koi fish gather to eat food patrons throw into the large koi pond on Oct 22 at Alpine Park and Gardens.
SUV driver eating McDonald's food jumps curb, crashes into living room of Chatsworth condo.
For some exporting manufacturers , the high dollar will affect their competitiveness and/or eat into their margins.
Companies also hope to eat into sales of Toyota, Honda compact cars.
Our mothers always told us, "Eat your veggies," and sometimes we just want to change an old favorite, like steamed cabbage, into a more elegant dish.
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In science:

At this ground state a vector multiplet ‘eats’ a hypermultiplet and transforms into one massive N=2 vector multiplet, which is a super-Higgs effect in N=2 theories.
N=2 Supersymmetry and de Sitter space
So unless CTE problems eat into the wings within the 9 × 9 pixel fit box, which happens only in very faint ob jects, the effect is muted from what one would measure directly with a 0.5 arcsec radius aperture.
Cepheid Distances to SNe Ia Host Galaxies based on a Revised Photometric Zero-Point of the HST-WFPC2 and New P-L Relations and Metallicity Corrections
And we may have to make a case for every exclusive charm channel that we put in, and certainly it needs to be optimised so that it doesn’t eat into the total bandwidth too much.
The future of charm physics: a discussion
The latter choice is made if the loop radially expands by reconnection; i.e., the loop eats into the surrounding axial field.
Coronal heating by the partial relaxation of twisted loops
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