Predicate: eat

eat: Frames file for 'eat' based on sentences in financial subcorpus. Verbnet entry 39.1, no other framed members. No comparison.

Roleset id: eat.01 , consume, Source: , vncls: 39.1, framnet: Ingestion

eat.01: Member of Vncls eat-39.1-1.

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: consumer, eater (vnrole: 39.1-1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: meal (vnrole: 39.1-1-patient)

Example: intransitive

        TW's pitch was that sales and earnings at its restaurants have risen steadily and that people-1 won't stop *trace*-1 eating during a downturn.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: eating

Example: transitive

        Euro Disneyland shares made a debut like Snow White yesterday while most of the London stock market looked like it had eaten the Evil Queen's poisoned apple.

        Arg0: it
        Rel: eaten
        Arg1: the Evil Queen 's poisoned apple


Predicate: eat_up

Roleset id: eat.02 , consume fully, Source: , vncls: 39.1, framnet:

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: consumer, eater (vnrole: 39.1-1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: meal (vnrole: 39.1-1-patient)

Example: only in transitive?

        Some analysts argued that there won't be a flurry of takeovers because the industry's continuing capacity-expansion program is eating up available cash.

        Arg0: the industry's continuing capacity-expansion program
        Rel: [ eating] [ up]
        Arg1: available cash


Predicate: eat_away

Roleset id: eat.03 , consume partially, Source: , vncls: 39.1, framnet:

Roles:

        Arg0-PAG: consumer, eater (vnrole: 39.1-1-agent)
        Arg1-PPT: meal (vnrole: 39.1-1-patient)

Example: nominal meal

        ``Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios have eaten away sales normally going to Kellogg's corn-based lines simply because they are made of oats,'' says Merrill Lynch food analyst William Maguire.

        Arg0: Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios
        Rel: [ eaten] [ away]
        Arg1: sales normally going to Kellogg's corn-based lines
        Argm-cau: simply because they are made of oats

Example: prepositional meal

        [Personal-computer makers]-1 will continue *trace*-1 to eat away at the business of more traditional computer firms.

        Arg0: *trace*
        Rel: [ eat] [ away]
        Arg1: at the business of more traditional computer firms