Phrasal Verb: eat up

To eat up is to eat all of some food or all of a meal you have been given.

Examples of use:
1. The baby ate up all of his pasta today.

2. Eat up your cabbage. It’s good for you.

When something eats up something else; for example, time or money, it uses it all.

Examples of use:
1. The housework eats up my spare time at weekends.

2. The electricity bill has eaten up all my wages this month.

infinitive – eat up

present simple – eat up and eats up

-ing form – eating up

past simple – ate up

past participle – eaten up

See also, eat out

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