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kuu
godan verb, transitive verb

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English Meaning(s) for 食う

godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to eat
  2. to live; to make a living; to survive
  3. to bite; to sting (as insects do)
  4. to tease; to torment; to taunt; to make light of; to make fun of
  5. to encroach on; to eat into; to consume
  6. to defeat a superior; to threaten a position
  7. to consume time and-or resources
  8. to receive something (usu. an unfavourable event)
  9. to have sexual relations with a woman, esp. for the first time

Definition and Synonyms for 食う

Put On fool or hoax
Synonyms: かける, はめる, 埋める, 担ぐ, はめ込む, 食う
Hit deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
Synonyms: ぶつ, ぶつ, しばく, つつく, どやす, はじく, はたく, ノック, ヒット, どやしつける, 一撃, 叩く, 強打, 弾く, 当てる, 打つ, 撃ち当てる, 殴る, 殴り付ける, 殴打, 突く, 食う
Give give food to
Synonyms: 与える, 給餌, 食う, 食らう, 食わす, 食らわす, 食わせる, 食らわせる
Plug deliver a quick blow to
Synonyms: ぶつ, どやす, パンチ, どやしつける, ぶん殴る, 殴り付ける, 食う, 食わす, 食らわす, 食わせる
Feed provide as food
Synonyms: 出す, 食う, 食わす, 食わせる
Cheat defeat someone through trickery or deceit
Synonyms: いかさま, ごまかす, だまかす, まやかす, だまくらかす, 偽る, 引っ掛ける, 欺瞞, 欺罔, 食う, 食わす, 食わせる, 騙す, 騙る
Feeding the act of consuming food
Synonyms: はむ, 喫飯, 摂食, , , 食い, 食う, 食み
Endure undergo or be subjected to
Synonyms: かぶる, 受難, 喘ぐ, 喫する, 苦しむ, 苦悩, 被る, 食う, 食らう
Survive support oneself
Synonyms: 生きる, 生きていく, 生活, 食う, 食べる
Eat eat a meal
Synonyms: はむ, いただく, 召す, 召される, 召し上がる, 喫する, 食う, 食する, 食べる, 食らう, 食事
Eat take in solid food
Synonyms: はむ, いただく, 上がる, 召す, 召される, 召し上がる, 食う, 食する, 食べる, 食らう, 食事
Drink take in liquids
Synonyms: いただく, 上がる, 仰ぐ, 取る, 召す, 召される, 服す, 服する, 汲む, 聞こし召す, 酌む, 食う, 食らう, 飲む, 飲用
Eat take in food
Synonyms: はむ, 摂食, 食う, 食す, 食べる, 食らう
Eat take a meal
Synonyms: はむ, いただく, 召す, 召される, 召し上がる, 喫する, 食う, 食する, 食べる, 食らう, 食事
Eat used of animals only
Synonyms: はむ, 摂食, 食う, 食す, 食べる, 食らう

Meanings for each kanji in 食う

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Categories 食う is a member of

Hit deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument
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Touch make physical contact with, come in contact with
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Betray cause someone to believe an untruth
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Supply give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
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Trounce come out better in a competition, race, or conflict
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Intake the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
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Ingest serve oneself to, or consume regularly
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Eat eat a meal
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Experience go or live through
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 食う

Conjugations for 食う

masu stem
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kui
Negative stem
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kuwa
te-form
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kutte
Negative te-form
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kuwanakute
Adverbial Negative Form
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kuwanaku
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuwanai
Past Indicative Form
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kutta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuwanakatta
Presumptive Form
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kuou
Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuimasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuimasen
Past Indicative Form
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kuimashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuimasendeshita
Presumptive Form
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kuimashou
Tai Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitai
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitakunai
Past Indicative Form
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kuitakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuitakunakatta
te-form
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kuitakute
Negative te-form
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kuitakunakute
Adverbial Form
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kuitaku
Imperative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kue
Imperative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuinasai
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
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kueba
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuwanakereba
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
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kuwanakya
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuttara
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuwanakattara
Alternative Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuttari
Potential Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kueru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuenai
Past Indicative Form
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kueta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuenakatta
te-form
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kuete
Negative te-form
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kuenakute
Potential Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuemasen
Past Indicative Form
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kuemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuemasendeshita
Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuwareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuwarenai
Past Indicative Form
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kuwareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuwarenakatta
te-form
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kuwarete
Negative te-form
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kuwarenakute
Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuwaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuwaremasen
Past Indicative Form
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kuwaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuwaremasendeshita
Causative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuwaseru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuwasenai
Past Indicative Form
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kuwaseta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuwasenakatta
te-form
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kuwasete
Negative te-form
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kuwasenakute
Causative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuwasemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuwasemasen
Past Indicative Form
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kuwasemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuwasemasendeshita
Causative Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuwasareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuwasarenai
Past Indicative Form
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kuwasareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuwasarenakatta
te-form
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kuwasarete
Negative te-form
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kuwasarenakute
Causative Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuwasaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuwasaremasen
Past Indicative Form
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kuwasaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuwasaremasendeshita
Colloquial Form
Present Indicative Negative Masculine Form
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kuwan
Formal Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuwazu
Classical Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuwanu

Sample Sentences for 食う

She smacked him across the face.
He grits his teeth and forces back his growing fear.
Zeal for your house will consume me.
I don't like her manner.
Don't play around on your way home.

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