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engorge itself on (someone or something)

Of an insect or animal, to drink and fill itself with blood. The tick had already engorged itself on your blood by the time we discovered it on your body.
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engorge itself on (something)

1. Of an insect or animal, to fill its body to excess with something it has eaten or drunk, especially blood. The tick had already engorged itself on your blood by the time we discovered it on your body.
2. By extension, to greedily consume, hoard, or take advantage of a huge number or amount of something. The private equity firm engorged itself on the investments of millions of unsuspecting consumers. The political campaign is engorging itself on the fears and anxieties of the population.
See also: engorge, itself, on

engorge itself with (something)

1. Of an insect or animal, to fill its body to excess with something it has eaten or drunk, especially blood. The tick had already engorged itself with your blood by the time we discovered it on your body.
2. By extension, to greedily consume, hoard, or take advantage of a huge number or amount of something. The private equity firm engorged itself with the investments of millions of unsuspecting consumers. The political campaign is engorging itself with the fears and anxieties of the population.
See also: engorge, itself
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

engorge (itself) on someone or something

 and engorge (itself) with something
[for an animal] to drink its fill of blood. The vampire bat engorged itself on a number of creatures last night. Mosquitoes engorge on human victims. The mosquitoes engorged themselves with my blood all night long.
See also: engorge, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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A Case of Engorged Female Hard Tick in the External Auditory Canal of an Infant.
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Adult engorged ticks were manually collected from naturally infested cross bred cattle in the municipality of Tecoman, Colima.
In order to locate the active ingredients with acaricide action, the crude extracts of the plants were partitioned (CECHINEL & YUNES, 1998) and evaluated using the immersion test of engorged females.
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The thousands of people who got buried under landslides, got swept away by raging rivers, displaced by engorged flood plains, stranded by landslides and stripped of homes, belongings and family would not have been mere statistics as they are now.
As she comforted and calmed the big dog, she ran her hands all over Indi's body, feeling for an engorged tick.
Tonight's gig is the final date in a two-month tour, so they should have turned into an engorged monster by this time.
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It was even worth watching Wayne Rooney, his head like an engorged testicle, his new hair drawn on with permanent (he hopes) marker to see Fernando 'Ladyboy' Torres drop to his knees when he missed an open goal and try to claw a hole in the pitch to hide his shame.