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1‘she watched him as he devoured his meal’
eat hungrily, eat quickly, eat greedily, eat heartily, eat up, swallow, gobble, gobble down, gobble up, cram down, gorge oneself on, feast on, consume
informal pack away, demolish, dispose of, make short work of, polish off, shovel down, stuff one's face with, stuff oneself with, pig oneself on, pig out on, sink, put away, tuck away, get outside of, get one's laughing gear round
British informal gollop, shift
Northern Irish informal gorb
North American informal scarf, scarf down, scarf up, snarf, snarf down, snarf up, inhale
2‘we watched in dismay as the flames devoured the old house’
destroy, consume, engulf, envelop, demolish, lay waste, wipe out, annihilate, devastate
raze, gut, ravage, ruin, wreck
3‘he was devoured by remorse’
afflict, torture, plague, bedevil, trouble, harrow, rack
consume, swallow up, engulf, swamp, overcome, overwhelm
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