devour

  • 1 Devour — means to eat greedily. The term devour may refer to: Devour (film), a 2005 film which was directed by David Winkler Devour (song), a 2008 single by Shinedown Devour , a 2002 song by Disturbed Devour , a 2009 song by Marilyn Manson Devour Records… …

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  • 2 Devour — De*vour , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Devoured}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Devouring}.] [F. d[ e]vorer, fr. L. devorare; de + vorare to eat greedily, swallow up. See {Voracious}.] 1. To eat up with greediness; to consume ravenously; to feast upon like a wild… …

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  • 3 devour — early 14c., from O.Fr. devorer (12c.) devour, swallow up, engulf, from L. devorare swallow down, accept eagerly, from de down (see DE (Cf. de )) + vorare to swallow (see VORACITY (Cf. voracity)). Related: Devoured; devouring …

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  • 4 devour — index consume, despoil, destroy (efface), eliminate (eradicate), expend (consume), extirpate …

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  • 5 devour — *eat, swallow, ingest, consume Analogous words: *waste, squander, dissipate: *destroy, demolish: wreck, *ruin …

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  • 6 devour — [v] swallow, consume absorb, annihilate, appreciate, be engrossed by, be preoccupied, bolt, bolt down*, chow down*, cram*, delight in, destroy, dispatch, do compulsively, do voraciously, drink in, eat, enjoy, exhaust, feast on, feed on, gloat… …

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  • 7 devour — ► VERB 1) eat greedily. 2) (of fire or a similar force) consume destructively. 3) read quickly and eagerly. 4) (be devoured) be totally absorbed by an emotion. DERIVATIVES devourer noun. ORIGIN …

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  • 8 devour — [di vour′] vt. [ME devouren < OFr devorer < L devorare < de , intens. + vorare, to swallow whole: see VORACIOUS] 1. to eat or eat up hungrily, greedily, or voraciously 2. to consume or destroy with devastating force 3. to take in… …

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  • 9 devour — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French devour , stem of devorer, from Latin devorare, from de + vorare to devour more at voracious Date: 14th century 1. to eat up greedily or ravenously < lions devouring their prey > …

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  • 10 Devour — Le Jeu des damnés Le Jeu des damnés (Devour) est un film américain réalisé par David Winkler, sorti en 2005. Sommaire 1 Synopsis 2 Fiche technique 3 Distribution 4 Autour du film …

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  • 11 devour — verb ADVERB ▪ eagerly, greedily, hungrily ▪ He devoured the food greedily. ▪ quickly ▪ The animal quickly devoured its prey. Devour is used …

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  • 12 devour — v. to devour eagerly, ravenously * * * [dɪ vaʊə] ravenously to devour eagerly …

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  • 13 devour — [[t]dɪva͟ʊ ə(r)[/t]] devours, devouring, devoured 1) VERB If a person or animal devours something, they eat it quickly and eagerly. [V n] A medium sized dog will devour at least one can of food plus biscuits per day... [V n] She devoured half an… …

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  • 14 devour — UK [dɪˈvaʊə(r)] / US [dɪˈvaʊr] verb [transitive] Word forms devour : present tense I/you/we/they devour he/she/it devours present participle devouring past tense devoured past participle devoured 1) to eat something very fast because you are… …

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  • 15 devour — devourer, n. devouringly, adv. devouringness, n. /di vowr /, v.t. 1. to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously. 2. to consume destructively, recklessly, or wantonly: Fire devoured the old museum. 3. to engulf or swallow up. 4. to… …

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  • 16 devour — verb (T) 1 to eat something quickly because you are very hungry: The boys devoured their pancakes with great joy. 2 to read something quickly and eagerly: Joseph devoured the contents of the book avidly. 3 be devoured by to be filled with a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 devour — de•vour [[t]dɪˈvaʊr[/t]] v. t. 1) to swallow or eat up hungrily 2) to consume destructively; demolish: Fire devoured the museum[/ex] 3) to take in greedily with the senses or intellect: to devour a book[/ex] 4) to absorb or engross wholly: a mind …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 devour — verb To eat quickly, greedily, or hungrily; to eat by swallowing large bits of food with little or no chewing. Syn: gobble, gorge …

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  • 19 devour — Synonyms and related words: absorb, adore, and sinker, annihilate, appreciate, bask in, batten, be a sucker, be pleased with, be taken in, bite, bolt, bolt down, bring to ruin, condemn, confound, consume, cram, damn, deal destruction, decimate,… …

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  • 20 devour — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. eat, wolf [down]; consume, destroy. See food, gluttony, destruction, use. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. gulp, swallow, gorge; see eat 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. swallow up, eat, consume,… …

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