■ eat up

■ eat up
■ eat up
A v. t. + avv.
1 mangiare tutto; finire (di mangiare): He's eaten up all the ice cream!, si è mangiato tutto il gelato!; Come on, children, eat up your soup, avanti, bambini, finite la minestra
2 (fig.) consumare; mangiare; divorare; papparsi (fam.); (autom.) bere (la benzina): My new car eats up a lot of money, la macchina nuova mi mangia un sacco di soldi; Their inheritance was eaten up by debt, la loro eredità è stata divorata dai debiti
3 (al passivo) to be eaten up with, essere divorato (o roso) da: to be eaten up with curiosity, essere divorato dalla curiosità; He's eaten up with envy, è divorato (o roso) dall'invidia
4 (fam.) credere ciecamente a; bere: I'm not going to eat up that stuff about tax reduction, questa balla sulla riduzione delle tasse io non me la bevo
5 (fam.) ascoltare con ammirata attenzione; bere: to eat up the speaker's every word, bere ogni parola dell'oratore
6 (fam., autom.) divorare (la strada, i kilometri)
B v. i. + avv.
1 mangiare tutto; finire quello che si ha nel piatto
2 mangiare (di buona voglia): Eat up!, there's plenty more!, mangiate, che ce n'è dell'altro.

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