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the gorge rises at it

One is disgusted or sickened by something. (The "gorge" is the stomach.) The phrase appears in Shakespeare's Hamlet. I could never be a doctor. Blood, vomit, open wounds—the gorge rises at it.
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cast the gorge at (something)

To spurn or decline something with anger or disgust. You should surely cast the gorge at participating in such corruption.
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(one's) gorge rises (at something)

One is disgusted or sickened (by something). The "gorge" is the stomach; the phrase comes from Shakespeare's Hamlet. I could never be a doctor. Blood, vomit, open wounds—my gorge rises at all that kind of stuff. Her gorge rose listening to the senator's weak public apology following the scandal.
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make (one's) gorge rise

To make one feel disgusted or sickened. The "gorge" is the stomach; the phrase comes from Shakespeare's Hamlet. I could never be a doctor. Blood, vomit, open wounds—all that stuff makes my gorge rise. Just hearing him try to shift the blame onto the victims of the crime made her gorge rise.
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gorge on (something)

To eat something eagerly and usually to excess. A reflexive pronoun can be used between "gorge" and "on." I didn't mean to gorge myself on cake at the party—it was just so good! If the kids gorge on snacks now, they won't be hungry for dinner.
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gorge with (something)

1. To eat something eagerly and usually to excess. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun can be used between "gorge" and "with." I didn't mean to gorge myself on cake at the party—it was just so good!
2. To provide someone with something to a great degree, typically food and drink. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "gorge" and "with." The caterers really gorged us on some fine food and drink at the gala. We need to gorge this guy with the finer points of our program so he'll come work here.
3. To ornament with something, typically something that can be embedded. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "gorge" and "with." Did you see the princess's engagement ring? It's gorged with all kinds of jewels.
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feel one's gorge rise

Fig. to sense that one is getting very angry. I felt my gorge rise and I knew I was going to lose my temper. Bob could feel his gorge rise as he read his tax bill.
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gorge oneself on something

 and gorge oneself with something
to eat something to the point of fullness. Don't gorge yourself on the snacks. Dinner is in ten minutes. You have gorged yourself with cheese! No wonder you're not hungry. Claire gorged herself on the doughnuts that Fred bought.
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gorge someone or something with something

to fill someone or something by eating something. She gorged the dog with canned food. The puppy gorged itself with all the hamburger Paul had set out to thaw.
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make someone's gorge rise

Fig. to cause someone to become very angry. The unnecessary accident made my gorge rise. Getting his tax bill made Bob's gorge rise.
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cast the gorge at

reject with loathing. dated
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your gorge rises

you are sickened or disgusted.
Gorge is an obsolete term from falconry, meaning ‘a meal for a hawk’; from this derives the more general sense of ‘the contents of the stomach’.
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gorge on

v.
To eat enthusiastically and in great amounts: He gorged on pizza. She gorged herself on junk food.
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gorge with

v.
1. To embed something or someone with some object or decoration: The king's crown was gorged with diamonds.
2. To indulge something or someone, especially with food or drink: The hosts gorged the weary travelers with delicacies of every kind. The hotel guests were gorged with hospitality.
3. To eat enthusiastically and in great amounts. Used reflexively: They gorged themselves with ice cream.
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The spores reported from the Zaluch Gorge section include Cyclogranisporites arenosus, (see plate 2 and 3), Cythidites australis, Concavissimisporites sp, Osmundacidites sp, (see plate 3), Convolutispora sp, (see plate 4), Grebespora rimulata, Lundbaldispora willmotti (see plate 5) while the pollen taxa of the same section include Cycadophites sp, (plate 1), Cycadophites sp (see plate 3), Vitriesporites pallidus, (see plate 2, 3), Klausipollenites schaubergeri, (see plate 3 and 4), Alisporites radialis, (see plate 3), Falcisporites stabilis, Monosaccite (see plate 4,5), Sulcatisporites sp, Striatopodocarpites auriculatus, Taeniasesporites sp, (plate 4), and Praecolpatites sinuosus, (see plate 5).
A small team of rescuers abseiled into the gorge and loaded each dog into a canvas sack in order to be hauled out.
if I am ever able to ignore the Sanyati Gorge that is.
We averaged 75 picks a day with the crane, lowering equipment down into the gorge," said Clark.
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In this case, the water moved rapidly through bedrock gorge, carving away the base of slopes so steep they already were near the failure threshold.
The Saratoga Springs Fire Department helped in rescuing this injured man and confirmed that Beaudette was in a highly intoxicated state when he tried to sneak into the Nickelback concert and fell down into the gorge instead.
Swiss gorges survived glaciers: A new study has helped to close a long-running debate over the processes that formed steep inner gorges in the broad glacial valleys of the Swiss Alps.
I have a permit to train Gorge and he's the only horse I've got at the moment.
It's really important that gorge walkers and canoeists get to know the environment they're enjoying so they can help preserve it.
For the last three decades he has collected old photographs of the gorge, gradually building a unique collection of images that trace the history of one of the most iconic parts of Oregon.
The Cascadilla Gorge, which borders the campus on the south, and the Fall Creek Gorge, which lies on the northern end of the campus, not only add to the beauty of the campus but also provide a serious risk.
With names like "Sun Alter," "Hell's Kitchen," "Cave of Silence" and "Judgment Hall of Pluto," the caves of Lost River Gorge do much to spark the imagination of visitors.
The searchers will focus on the national parks in Virginia and Maryland along a 15-mile stretch called the Potomac Gorge, just before the river slides by Washington.
Saturday offers three options: A winery tour, a white water rafting excursion and a chance to hike and take a nature walk in the Columbia Gorge area known for its beautiful waterfalls.