A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

EATS

Wed, 5 Jan '22
Grub
Thu, 11 Nov '21
Grub
Mon, 19 Jul '21
Has dinner
Sun, 16 May '21
Polishes off
Sun, 14 Mar '21
Gobbles up
Tue, 2 Mar '21
Begrudgingly accepts, as a loss