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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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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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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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Team members instead spent the night creating a model of the gorge and meticulously planning the rescue before returning to save the dogs on Sunday morning.
None of the dogs were harmed despite their ordeal and they were reunited with their owners waiting at the top of the gorge.
We averaged 75 picks a day with the crane, lowering equipment down into the gorge," said Clark.
We welcome this opportunity to work with the REIT, one of the most respected multifamily owners in the country, to develop this high-quality multifamily community in an incredible city," said Neil Brown, a principal of KNR Mission Gorge and the former chief development officer for Archstone.
As the base of the slopes eroded, areas higher on the bedrock hillsides tumbled into the channel, freeing microscopic grains of zircon that were carried out of the gorge by the fast-moving water and deposited downstream.
He was in an intoxicated state when he fell into the gorge and a medical crew rushed to the stop immediately to rescue him.
McCain saddles last-time-out winner Reindeer Dippin, who receives 4lb from joint top-weight Gorge in the 2m contest, which forms part of today's Scoop6.
Exploring Wales' wooded gorges is increasing in popularity and the video by the Countryside Council for Wales highlights the natural wonders of gorges to help people appreciate the "Celtic rainforests" beforehand.
You can see the results of those labors this fall at the Portland Art Museum, where Toedtemeier is curator of photography, in a show he put together, "Wild Beauty: Photographs of the Columbia River Gorge 1867-1957.
Probably one of Cornell's most difficult challenges has been the campus's historic gorges.
A natural garden boasting more than 300 varieties of wildflowers, ferns, trees and shrubs and a trout pond add to the beauty of the Gorge.
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.
Or, hike down into the gorge via the Babel Tower Trail.
There is also mounting tension in western China over a proposed hydroelectric dam at Tiger Leaping Gorge that environmentalists say would flood the gorge and displace 100,000 farmers and villagers.