gobble down

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gobble down

To eat something very quickly and eagerly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gobble" and "down." Now that the baby is eating solid food, she just gobbles down anything we put in front of her.
See also: down, gobble
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

gobble something down

to eat something very fast, swallowing large chunks. The dog gobbled the meat down in seconds. The cat gobbled down the sardines.
See also: down, gobble
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gobble down

v.
To eat something completely and in haste, especially by swallowing large amounts at a time: The family gobbled down the peach pie. I was so hungry that when they gave me food, I gobbled it down.
See also: down, gobble
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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But, be that as it may, Tarzan would not ruin good meat in any such foolish manner, so he gobbled down a great quantity of the raw flesh, burying the balance of the carcass beside the trail where he could find it upon his return.
We had gobbled down three armies one after another, and taken the conceit out of four Austrian generals; one of them, an old man who had white hair, had been roasted like a rat in the straw before Mantua.
LONDON: I went out to eat last week and gobbled down a steak.
Not only it gobbled down other similar services such as Orkut, but became to be the only service people trusted to use.
I gave it beans, and even grapes - It gobbled down a bunch.
All sorts of sandwiches, salads and mouth-watering cakes and pastries are gobbled down at breakfast and lunchtime and the staff are friendly and professional, but, understandably, can get frazzled at times.
While my colleague and I are usually not great fans of blue cheese, its addition to the pizza was delightful--we gobbled down the entire thing within minutes.
Sagittarius A* - the black hole at the center of our galaxy Milky Way - has been more or less sedate for quite a while, and now researchers have finally figured out when it gobbled down its last big meal.
Unfortunately, local Labour has gobbled down the Tory bait hook, line and sinker, so we are stuck with another layer of government, whether we like it or not.
He immediately gobbled down a banana after putting his clothes back on.
Harry and Paul gobbled down the hearty lunch and stayed for almost two hours before heading off for the Kirklees Light Railway at Clayton West.
Carles Rexach, who twice coached the Catalan giants, and has been described by many as being the man who discovered Messi, said the 27-year-old gobbled down perhaps one too many pizzas last year, Metro reported.
Another possibility is that M60 ejected the black hole as it gobbled down other galaxies.