Gobbled
Gobble Gob"ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gobbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gobbling}.] [Freq. of 2d gob.] [1913 Webster] 1. To swallow or eat greedily or hastily; to gulp. [1913 Webster]

Supper gobbled up in haste. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

2. To utter (a sound) like a turkey cock. [1913 Webster]

He . . . gobbles out a note of self-approbation. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

{To gobble up}, to capture in a mass or in masses; to capture suddenly. [Slang] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • gobbled — gob·ble || gÉ‘bl / gÉ’bl n. noise made by a male turkey v. devour; eat voraciously; make a guttural noise (like a turkey) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gobble — gob|ble [ˈgɔbəl US ˈga: ] v informal [Sense: 1; Date: 1600 1700; Origin: Probably from gob] [Sense: 2; Date: 1600 1700; Origin: From the sound] 1.) also gobble up/down [I and T] to eat something very quickly, especially in an impolite or ↑greedy… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gobble — gobble1 /gob euhl/, v., gobbled, gobbling. v.t. 1. to swallow or eat hastily or hungrily in large pieces; gulp. 2. to seize upon eagerly (often fol. by up): After being gone for so long, they gobbled up all the local news. v.i. 3. to eat hastily …   Universalium

  • gobble down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms gobble down : present tense I/you/we/they gobble down he/she/it gobbles down present participle gobbling down past tense gobbled down past participle gobbled down same as gobble 1) He gobbled down his lunch… …   English dictionary

  • gobble up — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms gobble up : present tense I/you/we/they gobble up he/she/it gobbles up present participle gobbling up past tense gobbled up past participle gobbled up informal 1) to use a lot of something very quickly The… …   English dictionary

  • gobble down — ˌgobble ˈdown [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they gobble down he/she/it gobbles down present participle gobbling down past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gobble — Gob ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gobbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gobbling}.] [Freq. of 2d gob.] [1913 Webster] 1. To swallow or eat greedily or hastily; to gulp. [1913 Webster] Supper gobbled up in haste. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter (a sound) like… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gobbling — Gobble Gob ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gobbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gobbling}.] [Freq. of 2d gob.] [1913 Webster] 1. To swallow or eat greedily or hastily; to gulp. [1913 Webster] Supper gobbled up in haste. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter (a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To gobble up — Gobble Gob ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gobbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gobbling}.] [Freq. of 2d gob.] [1913 Webster] 1. To swallow or eat greedily or hastily; to gulp. [1913 Webster] Supper gobbled up in haste. Swift. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter (a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gobble — I. transitive verb (gobbled; gobbling) Etymology: probably irregular from 1gob Date: 1601 1. to swallow or eat greedily 2. to take eagerly ; grab usually used with up 3. to read rapidly or greedily usually used with up II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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