|1.||[ verb ] (food) finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table|
"She polished off the remaining potatoes"
|Related terms:||eat tuck_in|
|2.||[ verb ] use up, as of resources or materials|
|Synonyms:||eat exhaust use_up wipe_out run_through deplete consume|
"this car consumes a lot of gas" "We exhausted our savings" "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
|Related terms:||spend spend drain burn_off run_down indulge run_out take exhaustion|
|3.||[ verb ] enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing|
|Synonyms:||swallow_up swallow bury engross immerse|
"The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"