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What's "consume" mean here?

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Rebecca

Here "consume" means to completely destroy, the same way a "fire" would consume something. She's saying that they wouldn't be good for each other, and they'd end up hurting each other in some way. Ex: The fire consumed the house in five minutes. Ex: You'll be consumed by the competition. I don't think you should do it.

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