In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(finish)(food/meal) comerseeat it all up now! — ¡cómetelo todo!
- she was eating him up with her eyes — se lo comía con los ojos
2(finish meal)terminar (de comer)
3(consume)(fuel/electricity) consumir(electricity/fuel) gastarthese big cars really eat up gas — estos coches grandes sí que tragan gasolina informal
4(consume)(ambition/curiosity) consumirshe's eaten up with envy — la envidia la carcome
- jealousy is eating him up — se lo comen los celos
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