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To CHOKE sth DOWN: to eat or drink something with difficulty because you do not like it or because you are ill or upset. Emma managed to choke down those pills. The cough medicine tasted terrible, but I managed to choke it down. To DIET: to eat particular foods or small amounts of food because you are trying to become thinner. She has to diet to stay slim. To DOWN: to drink or eat all of something quickly. He downed the glass of water. To EAT/DRINK YOUR FILL: to keep eating or drinking until you are not hungry or thirsty any more. To SMACK YOUR LIPS: to show that you are enjoying food or drink, or are enjoying thinking about it, by making a loud noise with your lips and tongue. To SWALLOW: To cause (food or drink, for example) to pass through the mouth and throat into the stomach. I had a sore throat and it hurt to swallow. To FORCE DOWN: to eat or drink something e en though you do not want to. To GULP: to swallow food or drink quickly in a way that shows you are ery hungry. To BOLT / BOLT DOWN: to eat hurriedly and with little chewing. He bolted down the burger in just a minute! !rink down entirely. To GUZZLE: (informal) eat or drink a lot, with greed. ou gu!!led my dessert! "hat a pig! To SAMPLE# to taste a small amount of food and drink in order to see what it is like. To SAVOUR $%mE.# sa&or'# to enjoy the fla our of something as much as you can by eating or drinking it slowly. To CONSUME: eat or drink. (any people e)perienced a drop in their cholesterol le&els when they consumed oat bran. WAYS OF EATING To BITE: (past tense: bit " past participle: bitten) to use your teeth to cut or break something, usually in order to eat it. I wish you wouldn*t bite your nails. #lso: To TAKE A BITE: Someone took a bite out of this donut. ou take a bite with your front teeth. To NIBBLE: to eat something by taking a lot of small bites. She nibbled at the corner of a piece of dry toast.

To PECK AT: to eat only a small amount of a meal, without much interest$ eat like a bird. The anore)ic girl just pecks at her food. To PICK AT: to eat just a tiny bit of a meal or some kind of food$ to eat food in small pieces and without enjoyment. He eats &ery little, picking at his food with his fork. EAT LIKE A BIRD: to eat ery little. To TOY WITH: to keep pushing food around on your plate, instead of eating it. To SINK YOUR TEETH INTO SOMETHING: to take a bite of something good to eat. To LICK: to mo e your tongue across something, especially in order to eat it, clean it, or make it wet. Synonym# S+,ou lick an ice cream cone with your tongue. The children sat licking ice cream. The dog licked her hand. To SNACK: to eat between meals. She usually has a snack for lunch and then a larger meal for dinner. To GRAZE: to eat small amounts of food regularly instead of eating meals. %t also means to eat grass growing in a field. The sheep were gra!ing peacefully. To CHAMP/CHOMP/MUNCH: to bite or eat food noisily. .uke munched the chicken sandwiches. To CRUNCH: to bite hard food, causing it to make a loud noise. The children crunched the celery sticks. To EAT UP: To finish eating all the food on one&s plate or on the table . She ate up the remaining potatoes. To SCOFF / To SCARF: to eat a lot of something ery quickly. "ho scoffed all the pi!!a/ To GOBBLE SOMETHING DOWN: to eat something ery fast, swallowing large chunks. The dog gobbled the meat down in seconds. To WOLF DOWN: (informal) to eat quickly, because you are hungry or in a hurry. He wolfed down his lunch but was still hungry. To GARBAGE DOWN: ('ynonym: To SHOVEL IN) To eat a large amount of food quickly. The children garbaged down most of the birthday cake. To CHOW DOWN: (informal) to eat food, especially a lot of food, quickly or in an enthusiastic way. To DEVOUR: to eat something ery fast because you are hungry, to eat up greedily. He de&oured three sandwiches. To GRAB: (informal) to obtain and consume quickly. .et0s grab a sandwich.

To FALL ON: to start eating food or start using something as soon as it arri es, in a way that shows you want it ery much. To DIG IN / DIVE IN: to start eating food with a lot of enthusiasm. To TUCK IN/INTO: to eat food with enthusiasm because you like it or because you are hungry. "hen the guests arri&ed, 1eter was already at the table tucking in. (To !t" HEARTILY: $ad&erb' if you eat heartily, you eat e erything on your plate with enthusiasm. To STUFF/GORGE ONESELF: $informal' eat so much that one can&t eat anything else. He didn0t want any meal because he had stuffed himself with bread and butter. To OVEREAT: eat more than is necessary or healthy. If you want to lose weight, you shouldn0t o&ereat. 'ynonym: PIG OUT: (informal) "hen she0s 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 pi!!a for herself!

To POLISH OFF# finish a meal quickly or easily. I was so hungry I polished off all the food. GNAW: keep biting something hard. I watched my dog gnawing at the large bone.

WAYS OF DRINKING To DRINK: to take a liquid into the mouth and swallow it$ imbibe. The children like to drink soda. To DRINK TO: to wish for health, happiness, or success for someone or something, then lift your glass and drink from it. To GULG: to drink something quickly. To NURSE: if you nurse a drink, you drink it slowly o er a period of time. To SIP: to drink in small amounts. SUCK (#$": drink something with a straw. Sally sucked up all the juice from the carton

To SWIG: in large amounts.

to drink something from a bottle can, glass, etc. carelessly and

To THROW BACK: to drink something quickly, usually swallowing it all at once. To TOSS BACK: to drink something, usually alcohol, quickly, swallowing it all at once. To BOOZE: To drink alcoholic be erages excessi ely or chronically. To FUDDLE: To get drunk$ intoxicate. To TIPPLE: To drink (alcoholic liquor), especially habitually. Those who liked to tipple. To GET PISSED: (informal) To get drunk. .ast Saturday we all got absolutely pissed. To KNOCK BACK: drink quickly. 2rancis knocked back his beer in a flash! To %UAFF: drink a lot of something quickly, knock back. 3uests 4uaffed champagne while waiting for the bride to arri&e.

IDIOMS (at h#&'( $) : To be humbled, admit one)s error and apologi*e. 5She had to eat humble pie when he pro&ed she was wrong.5 E!t o* +s ,o-.s: To take back something one has said, admit something is not true. 5I0d told him off but had to eat my words, when he pro&ed I was wrong.5 E!t .)-t: To act humble, accept another)s insult or bad treatment. employees and made them eat dirt.5 5He bullied his

D)sh th .)-t: To spread gossip about someone. 5He offered to dish the dirt on her, but I told him I don0t listen to gossip. Co// '- !0/T ! '- !0: To take a short break from work to rest and drink coffee, tea, smoke a cigarette etc.. 5I usually ha&e a coffee break around 67.87 am.5 1C#$ o/ t !21: +sed to describe something one enjoys or does well. 5I really enjoyed the film, it was just my cup of tea.5 Go D#t3h: To share the bill for a meal or a night out. (ach person pays for what they ha e eaten or the bill is simply split. 5It0s usually better to go 9utch on a first date.5 S#30 #$: To be really nice to someone in order to gain fa our. 5I ne&er liked her, she was always sucking up to the boss.5