dine on

ˈdine on ˈdine off [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they dine on he/she/it dines on present participle dining on past tense dined on past participle dined on] formal phrasal verb
to eat a particular type of food, especially an expensive one
Thesaurus: general words meaningto eatsynonym to eat in a particular wayhyponym
Main entry: dine

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dine on [phrasal verb]
dine on (something) : to eat (something) for dinner

We dined on pasta and fresh vegetables.

They dined on chicken every day for a month.

animals dining on fruits, leaves, and insects

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Main Entry:dine

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