- 1devour something to eat all of something quickly, especially because you are very hungry synonym gobble up He devoured half of his burger in one bite.
- 2to read or look at something with great interest and enthusiasm She devoured everything she could lay her hands on: books, magazines, and newspapers.
- 3devour somebody/something (formal) to destroy someone or something synonym engulf Flames devoured the house. Idioms
NAmE//dɪˈvaʊər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they devour
he / she / it devours
past simple devoured
-ing form devouring
to be filled with a strong emotion that seems to control you She was devoured by envy and hatred.
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