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  • v. Used other than as an idiom: see eat,‎ out.
  • v. To dine at a restaurant or such public place.
  • v. To perform cunnilingus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. eat at a restaurant or at somebody else's home


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  • I further decided to order in Chinese, something I had not done for two or three years prior to this watching-over experiment—I usually eat out at Chinese restaurants.

    The Sacred Promise

  • We, why we ist eat out of our hands or off a old drygoods box, and when we fix up a lot, we have newspaper.

    A Girl of the Limberlost

  • At Flixecourt we eat out of pewter spoons, and the people told us, with much inquietude, that they had sold their plate, in expectation of a decree of the Convention to take it from them.

    A Residence in France During the Years 1792 1793 1794 and 1795

  • Gers, d'Artigoyte, another deputy, obliged some of the people under arrest to eat out of a manger. ”

    A Residence in France During the Years 1792 1793 1794 and 1795

  • The common Chinks eat out of a communal rice-bowl, but even the lowliest Manchoo will have his separate rice-dish, as Szu-Zhan and her companions did.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • Venders who peddled roasted chestnuts, sweet apples, and pies to eat out of hand confessed that nobody seemed to be buying up food to hoard against a seige.

    Conqueror's Moon

  • It would jus 'kill poah Papa Jack to lie on straw an' eat out of a tin pan.

    The Little Colonel

  • Waste haulers across the country are reporting a decrease in waste put out at the curb as well as a change in content: less packaging and fewer single-use disposable items as people are buying less overall and switching to money-saving and waste-reducing alternatives.5 Some recyclers are noticing an increase in bulk food containers as families are opting to stay home and cook real food, rather than eat out or buy preprocessed food.6


  • a polite squabble as to who should eat out of the saucepan and who out of the coffee-bowl (the saucepan held more), and every day, to my secret anger, Boris gave in first and had the saucepan.

    Down and Out in Paris and London


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