Grammar Patterns

V way prep/adv

The 'eat' group

These verbs, when used with way, are concerned with consuming the whole of something. This includes:
    eating and drinking e.g. chew, eat
    smoking e.g. gasp, puff, smoke
The verb in this group which most frequently has this pattern is eat.
Mrs Lorimer chewed her way through her own helping of apple tart.
If one home-owner takes steps to kill the termites, the colony simply eats its way through another building.
Fiona amazed onlookers by puffing her way through three cigarettes and swigging red wine and schnapps.
Yes, he slurps his way through a glass or two as he cooks for us on the television. Why not?
  • booze
  • chain-smoke
  • chew
  • chomp
  • drink
  • eat
  • feast
  • gasp
  • gnaw
  • gobble
  • graze
  • guzzle
  • lick
  • munch
  • nibble
  • nosh
  • peck
  • puff
  • slice
  • slurp
  • smoke
  • taste
  • work
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