- （吃东西） eat; take; make:
make a hasty lunch; 匆匆吃顿午饭
drink wine; 吃酒
- （在某一出售食物的地方吃） have one's meals; eat:
have one's meals in the mess 吃食堂
- （依靠某种事物来生活） live on [off]:
live on interest; 吃利钱
Mountaineers rely on the mountains, just like those by the waterside profit from water.; If you live on a mountain, you live off the mountain; if you live by the water, you live off the water. 靠山吃山，靠水吃水。
- （多用于军事、棋戏: 消灭） annihilate;wipe out:
annihilate an enemy regiment; 吃掉敌人一个团
take a piece (in chess) 吃一个子儿
- （耗费） exhaust; be a strain:
feel the strain (of work, etc.); find a job difficult 感到吃力
- （吸收液体） absorb; soak up:
This plot does not take in water. 这块地不吃水。
This kind of paper does not absorb ink. 这种纸不吃墨。
- （受; 挨） suffer; incur:
be criticized; 吃批评
suffer one defeat after another; 连吃败仗
- （多见于早期白话: 被） by:
was swindled by that fellow 吃那厮骗了
It is fun eating by stealth without being found.
How often do you eat out?
He is used to eating out all the time.
I came here immediately after having my supper.
Have you had your supper?
You may eat anything, so long as you don't eat too much.
And we can eat seafood and coconuts as much as we want.
Weigh out twenty shekels of food to eat each day and eat it at set times.
The snake eats the toad that feeds on the insect that nibbles the green leaves.