Comer Expressions

Spanish expressions to eat

Comer literally means "to eat" and is used in many Spanish expressions.

comer   to eat
    to corrode
    to devour
    to eat away at
    to fade
    to gain ground
    to make disappear
    to sting, cause pain
    to take over
    to wear down
     
comer como una vaca/fiera   to eat like a horse
comer de algo   to eat something, to live off something
comer el coco a alguien   to brainwash someone
comer el tarro a alguien   to put something over on someone, to brainwash someone
comer fuera   to eat out
comer fuerte   to have a big meal
dar de comer   to feed
no comer ni dejar comer   to be a dog in the manger
No tienen qué comer   They don't have anything to eat
¿Qué hay para comer?   What is there to eat?
sin comerlo ni beberlo   without really knowing how, without having done anything to deserve it
tan necesario como el comer   as necessary as eating
     
¡Come y calla! (informal)   Shut up and eat your food!
Comes con/por los ojos   Your eyes are bigger than your stomach
     
comerse a alguien a besos   to smother someone in kisses
comerse a alguien con los ojos / la vista   to devour someone with one's eyes
comerse a alguien por pies   to take someone in completely
comerse el coco   to worry
comerse el mundo   to conquer the world
comerse el tarro   to rack one's brains
comerse las palabras   to swallow one's words
comerse las uñas   to bite one's nails
     
Se lo comió todo   He ate it all
¿Cómo se come eso?   What on earth is that?
Está para comérsela (informal)   She's gorgeous
     
el buen comer   good food
ser de buen comer   to enjoy one's food
ser muy parco en el comer   to not eat much, to not be a big eater

Comer is a regular -er verb

Comer conjugations

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