English version

dine on/off something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdine on/off something phrasal verb formalto eat a particular kind of food for dinner, especially expensive food We dined on lobster and strawberries. dine→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
dine on/off All guests taking the àlacarte menu can dine on a lake front terrace.I dined off bread and cheese and this excellent claret.After the debate, they dined on hamburgers and talked sports at a local joint before catching a train back to Washington.And, it seemed, the milkweed invited only the monarch to dine on it.They dined on lobster and barbecued kebabs, sitting Arab-style, cross-legged on the floor.There are a lot of animals that would like to dine off nome, Masklin had said.In Lillehammer we dined on reindeer burgers and McSalmon sandwiches.The pounds pile on as they break for split-pea soup, munch chocolate-chip cookies, dine on shrimp and pasta.
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Verb table
dine
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydine
he, she, itdines
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydined
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave dined
he, she, ithas dined
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad dined
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill dine
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have dined
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam dining
he, she, itis dining
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you, we, theyare dining
Past
I, he, she, itwas dining
you, we, theywere dining
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been dining
he, she, ithas been dining
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been dining
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be dining
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been dining
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