[v] engage fully; "The effort to pass the exam consumed all his energy"
[v] serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
[v] use up, as of resources or materials; "this car consumes a lot of gas"; "We exhausted our savings"; "They run through 20 bottles of wine a week"
[v] spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
[v] eat immoderately; "Some people can down a pound of meat in the course of one meal"
[v] destroy completely; "The fire consumed the building"
deplete, devour, down, eat up, exhaust, go through, have, ingest, run through, squander, take, take in, use up, ware, waste, wipe out