Food | Online English Lessons

1. To fold in something (or fold something in) is to slowly and carefully add food (e.g. sugar, flour and egg whites) into another food mixture, with a spoon or spatula. Examples of use: a) Fold the sugar in and then pour into the container. b) Next, fold in the cocoa powder. 2. To fold something into something is to slowly and carefully add food (e.g. sugar, … [Read more…]

To pig out is to eat a lot of or too much food. Informal English   Examples of use: 1. We pigged out on fish and chips. 2. You’ll never lose weight if you keep pigging out on biscuits. 3. I pigged out on birthday cake on my birthday. 4. He pigs out on pizza and beer every Saturday night. infinitive pig … [Read more…]

1. To thin down something (or thin something down) is to make something less thick by adding water or another liquid to it (to dilute it). Examples of use: a) This soup is too thick. You need to thin it down with a little water. b) He thinned down the sauce with some vegetable stock. c) You can’t thin down oil-based paint with water.   You can say … [Read more…]

To egg on somebody (or egg somebody on) is to strongly encourage someone to do something, often something that is silly, wrong or dangerous.   Examples of use: 1. Egged on by her friends, she jumped in the river. 2. Don’t egg him on! He’s in enough trouble already. 3. He didn’t want to throw stones at the cars, but the other children were … [Read more…]

To feed up somebody or something (or feed somebody or something up) is to give a lot of food to a person or animal in order to make them stronger and more healthy, or less thin. Informal British English.   Examples of use: 1. We had to feed our kitten up to make her strong again after she was ill. 2. You look so thin and pale. You need feeding up. 3. He … [Read more…]