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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.
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