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eat properly

This page is about the collocation eat properly

collocation pattern: verb + adverb

Meaning

to eat proper amounts of healthy food

For example

  • A lot of old people who live alone don't eat properly.

  • If you don't eat properly, you'll have health problems one day.

Note:
Similar collocations include "eat sensibly" and "eat healthily". A second meaning of "eat properly" is to eat with good table manners.

Quick Quiz

If you eat properly, you

a. eat food that's been cooked properly

b. eat a sensible amount of good food

c. eat food that's been properly labelled

Contributor: Matt Errey