cause to deteriorate due to the action of water, air, or an acid; "The acid corroded the metal"; "The steady dripping of water rusted the metal stopper in the sink"
use up (resources or materials);
eat a meal; take a meal; "We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls"; "I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation"
take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
take in food; used of animals only; "This dog doesn't eat certain kinds of meat"; "What do whales eat?"
worry or cause anxiety in a persistent way; "What's eating you?"
giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought"
written formally in a large clear script, as a deed or other legal document
consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
devote (oneself) fully to; "He immersed himself into his studies"
Thrown into ecstasy; transported; enraptured.
engage or engross the interest or attention of beforehand or occupy urgently or obsessively; "His work preoccupies him"; "The matter preoccupies her completely--she cannot think of anything else"
occupy or take possession of beforehand or before another or appropriate for use in advance; "the army preoccupied the hills"
having or showing excessive or compulsive concern with something; "became more and more haunted by the stupid riddle"; "was absolutely obsessed with the girl"; "got no help from his wife who was preoccupied with the children"; "he was taken up in worry for the old woman"
deeply absorbed in thought; "as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"; "lost in thought"; "a preoccupied frown"