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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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Upon winning the Grand National Gobbling Championship Mr.
He had flown down and commenced to strutting and gobbling in his strut zone.
If he is gobbling, remaining stationary and then goes quiet, wait him out.
If hen calling fails to lure him into range, you can also try simulating a fight between two gobblers or even gobbling.
If the torn begins gobbling on his own, it's a sign he is getting anxious and is trying to elicit a response from a potential mate.
Begin your excited calling sequences and take note as the gobbling begins to increase in frequency.
The turkeys are settled down, they're in their patterns and they're gobbling.
Business users are gobbling up PDAs, multifunction cell phones, and email devices such as BlackBerrys as a way to make them more mobile.
But the CPSC said in a statement that it will continue investigating complaints in which parents have reported that the pie-face dolls have started chomping on children's hair after gobbling down meals of ersatz carrots and french fries.
Almost as fast as consumers are gobbling up Chipotle burritos, the designers who redesigned the burrito-maker's Web site are picking up accolades from the Web software industry and the Denver advertising community.
As the concentration of Gotta Bite increased, the fish flew into a feeding frenzy -- champing at the water, gobbling up and spitting out small rocks, and snapping at the glass walls of the aquarium.
channel will broadcast the thunderous gobbling sounds of turkeys as Americans prepare to consume an estimated 45 million turkeys this Thanksgiving season.
Interspersed throughout almost constant turkey gobbling, Gobble This
A disingenuous alga, aptly named Cryptomonas, picked up the ability to harvest solar energy by gobbling one of its photosynthesizing distant cousins, researchers report in the March 14 Nature.
Douglas of the Canadian Institute of Marine Biosciences in Halifax, Nova Scotia, has demonstrated that Crptomonas - already advanced enough to have a nucleus -must have gained its chloroplast by gobbling another cell with a nucleus.