A plant that eats insects; a cell that eats bacteria.
A bird that eats insects, fruit, and seeds; started eating less red meat on advice from my doctor.
An example of to eat is having a breakfast of eggs and toast.
An example of eat used as a verb is to say that something eats up time meaning it takes a lot of time.
The soup that eats like a meal.
It’s a special order, so we can’t send it back; if the customer won’t accept it, we’ll have to eat the forty tons of steel ourselves.
I have to have him in court tomorrow, if he doesn't show up, I forfeit the bond and I have to eat the $300,000 – From the movie Midnight Run.
The VHS recorder just ate the tape and won't spit it out.
John is late for the meeting because the photocopier ate his report.
No! There's a problem with the cassette player. Don't press fast forward or it eats the tape! - Bruce Willis in the movie The Last Boy Scout.
The video game in the corner just ate my quarter.
Hey! This stupid [soda vending] machine ate my quarter. - From the movie Slap Shot.