Meaning of くおう in Japanese

It seems that くおう(kuō) is an inflection of くう with the following forms:
  • volitional/presumptive form
  1. Words

Definition of くおう

  1. (v5u, vt) to eat
  2. to live; to make a living; to survive
  3. to bite; to sting (as insects do)
  4. to tease; to torment; to taunt; to make light of; to make fun of
  5. to encroach on; to eat into; to consume
  6. to defeat a superior; to threaten a position
  7. to consume time and-or resources

    この事業は金を食う。
    This job eats money.

  8. to receive something (usu. an unfavourable event)
  9. to have sexual relations with a woman, esp. for the first time
  1. (n) empty air; sky
  2. (Buddh) shunya (emptiness, the lack of an immutable intrinsic nature within any phemomenon)
  3. air force →Related words: 空軍
  4. (n, adj-na) fruitlessness; meaninglessness
  5. void (one of the five elements) →Related words: 五大

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