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Consume synonyms
kən-so͝om'
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To devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose:
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  1. To devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose:
  2. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
  3. To keep busy or occupied; take up the attention, time, etc. of; devote
To deal with, study, or develop completely and thoroughly
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  1. To deal with, study, or develop completely and thoroughly
  2. To discuss or treat completely; cover thoroughly:
  3. To use up completely:
(Idiomatic) To accept or believe entirely, immediately, and without questioning.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To accept or believe entirely, immediately, and without questioning.
  2. (Idiomatic) To consume completely.
To use up; consume:
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  1. To use up; consume:
  2. To receive (an impulse) without echo or recoil:
  3. To endure; accommodate:
To swallow up; engulf
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  1. To swallow up; engulf
  2. To take in greedily with the eyes, ears, or mind
  3. To absorb completely; engross
To place out of the way, clean up.
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  1. To place out of the way, clean up.
  2. (Baseball) To take a large lead in a game.
  3. (Colloquial) To consume (food or drink), especially in large quantities.
To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
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  1. To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
(Of a resource) to consume, deplete or exhaust
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  1. (Of a resource) to consume, deplete or exhaust
  2. (Of time or space) to take or occupy
To make less by gradually using up (resources, funds, strength, etc.)
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  1. To make less by gradually using up (resources, funds, strength, etc.)
  2. To consume or reduce to a very low amount; use up:
  3. To draw out in its entirety, or use up, money or a nonrenewable resource such as oil. To draw out in its entirety, or use up, money or a nonrenewable resource such as oil.
To lay out; spend:
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  1. To lay out; spend:
  2. (Rare) To spend or disburse money.
  3. To spend
To become gradually depleted; dwindle:
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  1. To become gradually depleted; dwindle:
  2. To cause (a resource or supply of something) to be used up gradually and often completely.
  3. To fatigue or spend emotionally or physically:
To wear out; exhaust:
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  1. To wear out; exhaust:
  2. To use up or put out; expend:
  3. To waste; squander
To fail to take advantage of:
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  1. To fail to take advantage of:
  2. To spend or use wastefully or extravagantly
  3. To waste, lavish, splurge; to spend lavishly or profusely; to dissipate.
To pass without being put to use:
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  1. To pass without being put to use:
  2. (Now Rare) To pass or be spent
  3. To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.
To spend much time and energy on indulgence in pleasure, esp. drinking, gambling, etc., to the point of harming oneself
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  1. To spend much time and energy on indulgence in pleasure, esp. drinking, gambling, etc., to the point of harming oneself
  2. To waste or squander
  3. To spend or expend intemperately or wastefully; squander:
To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
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  1. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
  2. To put to some practical or specific use
  3. To put to or adapt for a special use:
(Idiomatic) to use; to utilise; to apply
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(Intransitive) To complete the last details of a task.
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  1. (Intransitive) To complete the last details of a task.
Of apparel, displayed in public.
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  1. Of apparel, displayed in public.
  2. To cause (something) to become damaged, useless, or ineffective through continued use, especially hard, heavy, or careless use.
  3. (Intransitive) To become exhausted, tired, fatigued, or weary, as by continued strain or exertion.
To lay waste; make desolate; ravage; destroy
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  1. To lay waste; make desolate; ravage; destroy
  2. To lay waste; destroy.
  3. To overwhelm; confound; stun:
To commit ravages
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  1. To commit ravages
  2. To pillage; sack:
  3. To destroy violently; ruin
To do away with completely; put an end to:
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  1. To do away with completely; put an end to:
  2. To tear down or break apart the structure of; raze.
  3. To destroy; ruin; bring to naught
(Archaic) To buy all of so as to monopolize
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  1. (Archaic) To buy all of so as to monopolize
  2. To write out in large letters of a kind once used for legal documents
  3. To take or require all of
To occupy the thoughts of to the virtual exclusion of other matters; engross; absorb
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  1. To occupy the thoughts of to the virtual exclusion of other matters; engross; absorb
  2. To distract; to occupy or draw attention elsewhere.
  3. To occupy or take possession of before someone else or beforehand
To be obsessed or preoccupied
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  1. To be obsessed or preoccupied
  2. To preoccupy the mind of (someone) excessively.
To overcome emotionally
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  1. To overcome emotionally
  2. To turn over; upset:
  3. To present with an excessive amount:
To preoccupy or obsess in a harmful way:
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  1. To preoccupy or obsess in a harmful way:
  2. To take in greedily with the eyes, ears, or mind
  3. To eat or eat up hungrily, greedily, or voraciously
To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption.
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  1. To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption.
  2. To take in and absorb as food:
  3. To include habitually or by preference in one's diet:
To be in a specified condition or position; get on; go through an experience
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  1. To be in a specified condition or position; get on; go through an experience
  2. To eat or be given food
  3. To dine; eat.
To take (food, drugs, etc.) into the body, as by swallowing, inhaling, or absorbing
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  1. To take (food, drugs, etc.) into the body, as by swallowing, inhaling, or absorbing
To take or be given part or portion:
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  1. To take or be given part or portion:
  2. To share some of the properties of something else:
  3. To take a portion or take some; specif., to eat or drink something, esp. in company with others
To eat:
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To absorb completely; engross
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  1. To absorb completely; engross
  2. To take in greedily with the eyes, ears, or mind
  3. To consume or destroy with devastating force
(Informal) To eat up quickly
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  1. (Informal) To eat up quickly
  2. To send off or out promptly, usually on a specific errand or official business
  3. To complete, transact, or dispose of promptly:
(Idiomatic) To consume completely.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To consume completely.
  2. (Idiomatic) To accept or believe entirely, immediately, and without questioning.
To place out of the way, clean up.
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  1. To place out of the way, clean up.
  2. (Baseball) To take a large lead in a game.
  3. (Colloquial) To consume (food or drink), especially in large quantities.
To cause liquid to go out from; empty:
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  1. To cause liquid to go out from; empty:
  2. To become gradually depleted; dwindle:
  3. To fatigue or spend emotionally or physically:
(Idiomatic) To lower (curtains)
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  1. (Idiomatic) To lower (curtains)
  2. (Idiomatic) To get funding
(Idiomatic) To consume completely.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To consume completely.
  2. (Idiomatic) To accept or believe entirely, immediately, and without questioning.
To discuss or treat completely; cover thoroughly:
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  1. To discuss or treat completely; cover thoroughly:
  2. To deal with, study, or develop completely and thoroughly
  3. To use up completely:
To lay out; spend:
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  1. To lay out; spend:
  2. (Rare) To spend or disburse money.
  3. To spend
(Sports) To score a goal as the last maneuver in a play:
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  1. (Sports) To score a goal as the last maneuver in a play:
  2. (--- Sports) To perform the last maneuver in (an offensive play), scoring a goal.
  3. To give final touches to; embellish or perfect
To play (a game etc.) to its conclusion.
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  1. To play (a game etc.) to its conclusion.
  2. To play music to accompany the end of, or as a final segment in (a programme, broadcast etc.).
  3. (Intransitive) To occur in a certain manner.
To throw away; squander:
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  1. To throw away; squander:
  2. To wear out; exhaust:
  3. To waste; squander
(Of a resource) to consume, deplete or exhaust
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  1. (Of a resource) to consume, deplete or exhaust
  2. (Of time or space) to take or occupy
(Informal) To enjoy:
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  1. (Informal) To enjoy:
  2. (Informal) To say or utter. Used chiefly in verbal narration:
  3. (Informal) To take on the responsibility or obligation for:
To wear out; exhaust:
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  1. To wear out; exhaust:
  2. To give or devote (time, labor, thought, or effort) to some enterprise or for some purpose
  3. To use up or put out; expend:
To absorb completely; engross
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  1. To absorb completely; engross
  2. To destroy, consume, or waste:
  3. To take in eagerly:
To spend much time and energy on indulgence in pleasure, esp. drinking, gambling, etc., to the point of harming oneself
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  1. To spend much time and energy on indulgence in pleasure, esp. drinking, gambling, etc., to the point of harming oneself
  2. To spend or expend intemperately or wastefully; squander:
  3. To waste or squander
To fail to take advantage of:
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  1. To fail to take advantage of:
  2. To spend or use wastefully or extravagantly
  3. To waste, lavish, splurge; to spend lavishly or profusely; to dissipate.
To pass without being put to use:
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  1. To pass without being put to use:
  2. (Now Rare) To pass or be spent
  3. To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.
To spend much time and energy on indulgence in pleasure, esp. drinking, gambling, etc., to the point of harming oneself
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  1. To spend much time and energy on indulgence in pleasure, esp. drinking, gambling, etc., to the point of harming oneself
  2. To spend or expend intemperately or wastefully; squander:
  3. To waste or squander
To fail to take advantage of:
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  1. To fail to take advantage of:
  2. To spend or use wastefully or extravagantly
  3. To waste, lavish, splurge; to spend lavishly or profusely; to dissipate.
To discard (trash, garbage, or the like), to toss out, to put in the trash, to dispose of.
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  1. To discard (trash, garbage, or the like), to toss out, to put in the trash, to dispose of.
(Now Rare) To pass or be spent
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  1. (Now Rare) To pass or be spent
  2. To pass without being put to use:
  3. To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.
To blossom
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  1. To blossom
  2. To bloom or cause to bloom.
To absorb completely; engross
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  1. To absorb completely; engross
  2. To take in greedily with the eyes, ears, or mind
  3. To eat up greedily.
To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption.
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  1. To take into the body by the mouth for digestion or absorption.
  2. To take in and absorb as food:
  3. To include habitually or by preference in one's diet:
To take back (words said); retract; withdraw
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  1. To take back (words said); retract; withdraw
  2. To pass (food, drink, etc.) from the mouth through the gullet or esophagus into the stomach, usually by a series of muscular actions in the throat
  3. To cause something such as food or drink to pass through the mouth and throat into the stomach.
To lose energy, strength, weight, or vigor; become weak or enfeebled:
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  1. To lose energy, strength, weight, or vigor; become weak or enfeebled:
  2. To pass without being put to use:
  3. To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.
To use up; consume:
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  1. To use up; consume:
  2. To receive (an impulse) without echo or recoil:
  3. To endure; accommodate:
To express formally or in legal form
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  1. To express formally or in legal form
  2. To take the entire attention of; occupy wholly; absorb
  3. To write out in large letters of a kind once used for legal documents
To engage wholly or deeply; absorb:
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  1. To engage wholly or deeply; absorb:
  2. To baptize by submerging in water.
  3. To plunge, drop, or dip into or as if into a liquid, esp. so as to cover completely
To take full possession or control of; dominate completely
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  1. To take full possession or control of; dominate completely
  2. To dominate or use to the exclusion of others:
  3. To acquire or maintain a monopoly of.
To occupy or take possession of before someone else or beforehand
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  1. To occupy or take possession of before someone else or beforehand
  2. To distract; to occupy or draw attention elsewhere.
  3. To occupy the thoughts of to the virtual exclusion of other matters; engross; absorb
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