gobble


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gobble down

To eat something very quickly and eagerly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gobble" and "down." Now that the baby is eating solid food, she just gobbles down anything we put in front of her.
See also: down, gobble

gobble up

1. To eat something in its entirety very quickly and eagerly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gobble" and "up." Now that the baby is eating solid food, she just gobbles up anything we put in front of her.
2. To use or deplete something quickly and in its entirety. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gobble" and "up." Developers have gobbled up all of the least expensive homes in our neighborhood, unfortunately.
See also: gobble, up

gobble someone or something up

to eat someone or something completely and rapidly. The wolf said that he was going to gobble the little girl up. The wolf wanted to gobble up the little pig.
See also: gobble, up

gobble something down

to eat something very fast, swallowing large chunks. The dog gobbled the meat down in seconds. The cat gobbled down the sardines.
See also: down, gobble

gobble something up

to use up, buy up, or occupy all of something. The shoppers gobbled all the sale merchandise up in a few hours. They gobbled up everything.
See also: gobble, up

gobble down

v.
To eat something completely and in haste, especially by swallowing large amounts at a time: The family gobbled down the peach pie. I was so hungry that when they gave me food, I gobbled it down.
See also: down, gobble

gobble up

v.
To eat something completely and in haste: We gobbled up our meal and left for the theater. The babysitter grabbed the brownies and gobbled them up.
See also: gobble, up
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If a gobbler is close, sometimes this will induce a shock gobble when a hen call won't.
Then, like a lightning bolt touching down within arm's reach, 01' Tom lets out a gobble right next to you.
The online Oregon Live reported, "Since the first Give N' Gobble, the event has raised more than $100,000 and 20 tons of donated food.
Gobble Gobble Give is looking for volunteers on every level who donate food, money, money and/or clothing this upcoming Thanksgiving day by cooking, warming, packaging and delivering food to the homeless in one of the 5 participating cities this year.
Cathryn Falwell creates a highly enjoyable learning experience in Gobble Gobble.
Boston concluded, "My advice to Sheriff Gobble is simple: Don't quit your day job of arresting bad guys.
GOBBLE GOBBLE I'M THANKFUL TOM MADE A WISH THAT THE PILGRIMS WOULD DISCOVER TOFU
Operation Gobble is a joint philanthropic venture between California water companies and local state legislators that is set to deliver an estimated 30,000 turkeys to struggling families throughout the state this Thanksgiving holiday.
But you can still kill them, even when they are henned up, even when they don't gobble and even when it doesn't seem like they want to come to a call.
If at some point he starts to gobble again, keep the communication lines open.
The Gobble Gobble Moooooo Tractor Book" is a lusty, noisy, merry farm animals' sounds story that will charm children ages 2-6.
I spent a happy evening there recently in a cafA called Squat and Gobble.
A turkey gobble on a quiet, cool, spring morning will take your breath away.
Its high-pitched yap-yap-yap evokes a distant gobble.
Finally, after moving to another spot during mid-morning, I got two toms to gobble at my call.