gobble up

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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.
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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.
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gobble up

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.
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I could have maybe brought a striker in on loan in January but I didn't feel it was right to panic buy and gobble up money which might be needed in the summer.
Livestock raised for meat gobble up 40 percent of all the grain harvested on Earth--enough to feed millions.
He has suggested that transit-related projects everywhere shouldn't disproportionately gobble up available money (Public Forum, Feb.
Clothing and cards are big sellers, but Easter goodies gobble up the most sales.
And they never have to worry about us trying to gobble up their customers.