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consume

 
Verb consume has 6 senses
  1. devour, down, consume, go through - eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
    --1 is one way to eat
    Sample sentence:
    They consume more bread
  2. consume, ingest, take in, take, have - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
    Antonyms: abstain, refrain, desist
    Derived forms: noun consumption1, noun consumer1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  3. consume, squander, waste, ware - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
    --3 is one way to spend, expend, drop
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  4. consume - destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building"
    --4 is one way to
    destroy, ruin
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s something
  5. consume, eat up, use up, eat, deplete, exhaust, run through, wipe out - use up (resources or materials); "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
    --5 is one way to spend, expend, drop
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  6. consume - engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"
    --6 is one way to
    absorb, engross, engage, occupy
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
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