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for To eat into
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Eat \Eat\, v. i.
1. To take food; to feed; especially, to take solid, in
distinction from liquid, food; to board.
He did eat continually at the king's table. --2 Sam.
2. To taste or relish; as, it eats like tender beef.
3. To make one's way slowly.
To eat, To eat in or To eat into, to make way by
corrosion; to gnaw; to consume. "A sword laid by, which
eats into itself." --Byron.
To eat to windward (Naut.), to keep the course when
closehauled with but little steering; -- said of a vessel.
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