I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin gurga, alteration of gurges, from Latin, whirlpool — more at voracious Date: 14th century 1. throat — often used with rise to indicate revulsion accompanied by a sensation of constriction <
my gorge rises at the sight of blood
2. a. a hawk's crop b. stomach, belly 3. the entrance into an outwork (as a bastion) of a fort 4. a narrow passage through land; especially a narrow steep-walled canyon or part of a canyon 5. a primitive device used instead of a fishhook that consists of an object (as a piece of bone attached in the middle of a line) easy to swallow but difficult to eject 6. a mass choking a passage <
a river dammed by an ice gorge
7. the line on the front of a coat or jacket formed by the crease of the lapel and collar II. verb (gorged; gorging) Date: 14th century intransitive verb to eat greedily or to repletion; also to partake of something in large amounts <
gorging on books
intransitive verb 1. a. to stuff to capacity ; glut b. to fill completely or to the point of distension <
veins gorged with blood
2. to consume greedily Synonyms: see satiategorger noun III. noun Date: 1854 the act or an instance of gorging

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