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Difference between Eat off and Eat out of

eat off something

1. eat one’s food from a certain container:

  • Put vegetables on oven safe plate (you will be eating off this plate) and put in toaster oven.

2. eat part of a piece of food:

  • “She always brought in a cake for him,” Foley said. “People would eat off the cake for the rest of the day.”

eat out of something— = eat off something 1:

  • Whenever he eats lunch, he eats out of his own bowl and uses his own utensils that he keeps for himself.