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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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Ludicrously disproportionate to its quarters, Jenny Holzer's uncanny, hulking construction gobbled up all available space, fostering a sense of claustrophobi in no way diminished by the impossibility of grasping its overall shape.
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Missy Elliott's sixth album, ``The Cookbook,'' drops today on Atlantic (which gobbled up her former label, Elektra, last year).
Now Chinese consumption has rocketed, up from 11% of the world's total in the early 1970s to more than a third by 1997, while developed countries have gobbled down fish so fast it drove fish-farming from a backyard hobby into a real business.
Proposition L had been put together by a coalition of artists and nonprofit organizations to stem the disappearance of affordable work spaces in San Francisco, which have been gobbled up in large part by Internet companies.
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Mice and gophers gobbled up most seeds and their populations exploded.
Judges listened intently as callers clucked, cackled and gobbled for the title of World Champion Caller.
The Japanese researchers report that, compared with untreated LDLs, their smoke-treated lipoproteins not only were gobbled up more readily by the macrophages, but also stimulated the conversion of 12.
The law is unambigous about what happens when California utilities are gobbled up by outsiders," commented Nettie Hoge, TURN executive director.
The never-completed Belmont Learning Center, for example, has already gobbled up $309 million.
My 14-year-old daughter gobbled this up in an evening.
AND ALBINO ANIMALS ARE MORE LIKELY TO GET GOBBLED UP IN THE WILD BECAUSE THEIR WHITE SKIN MAKES IT EASIER FOR PREDATORS TO SPOT THEM
I was never very ambitious, I just loved to dance, and all these opportunities presented themselves to me, and I gobbled them up.
Impreso is a company that makes many different types of paper and has gobbled up much of its competition in recent years.