have… dedicated this month to expansion, so not ONLY will we give you some hot new phrasal verbs, we are going to expand our over all vocabulary in everyone’s favorite area: food and drink.
Because there are dozens of other verbs and phrases that you use to refer to shoving food in your face.
Mama’s 7 favorite verbs to talk about eating
- to feast – to eat as if it were Christmas (All.Day.Long!) Example: I feasted on a delicious beef stew last night.
- to gobble – this one comes from Thanksgiving and our tendency to feast on turkey, who happens to say “gobble gobble gobble. Example: Sharon is a pig! She gobbled down those pastries faster than a stray dog!
- to wolf – to eat quickly like a wild animal. Example: Did you even breathe? You wolfed your dinner!
- to nibble – to eat like a bird, taking small bites but not eating the whole meal. Example: 1. Are you O.K.? Be barely touched your food? 2. I nibbled before coming.
- to snack – eating things like cookies and chips and crackers but never actually eating a meal. Example: Don’t snack too much! You won’t have room for dinner!
- to munch – this is a lot like snacking. Example: I hate eating big meals. I prefer to munch all day.
- to binge – you all know this one from watching series. It is where you eat nonstop. Example: Whenever I am depressed I binge ice cream like it is going out of style.
Verbs you can use instead of drink
- to guzzle – to drink without coming up for air. Example: My daughter guzzles milk like a baby calf.
- to down – this one is very similar to guzzle. Example: What did you do on Friday night? I downed a six pack of beer with a friend. (you drank it but likely quickly)
Phrasal Verbs for eating
- To whip up – you know those people who can make a cake in like 20 minutes flat without a recipe and without using a box? (ehem, I may or may not be one of those people). Example: Shall I whip up some brownies for after dinner?
- To throw back – This could also be used for drinks – and has to do with eating quickly and plentifully. Example: At the Cinco de Mayo party we threw back dozens of tacos and margaritas!
Phrasal Verbs to refer to eating less
- To cut back on / cut down on – when there is a food item that you want to eat less of but not necessarily eliminate completely. Example: I am going to cut back on processed flour.
- To cut out – To eliminate completely from your diet. Example: If you suffer from Celiac Disease, you have to cut out all foods that contain gluten.
So, here is the thing…
All these words are good and dandy and all, but if you don’t put them into practice it is the same as if you had never read this post.
So, here is your call to action.
- Chose your favorite word or phrase
- Hop on over to our Facebook group
- Post a sentence to show you have learned something.
Come on! YOU CAN DO IT!