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Godan verb with u ending, Transitive verb
1. to eatMale term or language
  • おなかをすお腹を空かせた
  • その
  • おとこ
  • しょくもつ食物
  • むさぼり
  • 食った
  • The starving man devoured the food.
Godan verb with u ending, Transitive verb
2. to live; to make a living; to survive
Godan verb with u ending, Transitive verb
3. to bite; to sting (as insects do)
Godan verb with u ending, Transitive verb
4. to tease; to torment; to taunt; to make light of; to make fun of
Godan verb with u ending, Transitive verb
5. to encroach on; to eat into; to consume
Godan verb with u ending, Transitive verb
6. to defeat a superior; to threaten a position
Godan verb with u ending, Transitive verb
7. to consume time and-or resources
  • この
  • じぎょう事業
  • かね
  • 食う
  • This job eats money.
Godan verb with u ending, Transitive verb
8. to receive something (usu. an unfavourable event)Colloquialism
  • しゅじん主人
  • おおめだま大目玉
  • 食った
  • The boss bawled me out.
Godan verb with u ending, Transitive verb
9. to have sexual relations with a woman, esp. for the first timeMale term or language, Vulgar expression or word
Other forms
喰う 【くう】啖う 【くう】
Notes
啖う: Out-dated kanji or kanji usage.

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