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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

gobble up

1. To eat something in its entirety very quickly and eagerly. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gobble" and "up." Now that the baby is eating solid food, she just gobbles up anything we put in front of her.
2. To use or deplete something quickly and in its entirety. A noun or pronoun can be used between "gobble" and "up." Developers have gobbled up all of the least expensive homes in our neighborhood, unfortunately.
See also: gobble, up

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.
See also: gobble, up

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

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.
See also: gobble, up

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

gobble up

v.
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.
See also: gobble, up
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As the hens continue their chitchat, they are abruptly cut short by big Tom's gobble which nearly throws you into cardiac arrest.
Then, like a lightning bolt touching down within arm's reach, 01' Tom lets out a gobble right next to you.
But you can still kill them, even when they are henned up, even when they don't gobble and even when it doesn't seem like they want to come to a call.
As you hear birds gobble, pinpoint where they are roosted and, based on trail cam pies, determine where they're going and how long they tend to hang out when they hit the ground.
If at some point he starts to gobble again, keep the communication lines open.
Often times I've had mature a torn gobble on the roost, cease gobbling when he hit the ground and eventually come into gun range clucking.
In fact, any change in barometric pressure, whether rising or falling, tended to trigger gobbling activity, but a rising barometer seemed to elicit the most gobbles," Little says.
However, Little recalls many mornings when he expected to hear high numbers of toms yet heard few gobbles or none at all.
But I turkey hunt for pleasure, and I get most pleasure out of a hammering bird, one that gobbles lots and comes looking for me.
We're 'hunting birds we have never heard gobble before.
Dad was trying to coax a henned-up tom out of a small, circular clearing at the base of ridge, and I'd moved off to the west a couple hundred yards to work a bird I'd heard gobble.
Then I heard a single loud gobble over my left shoulder, and my brain began churning as I tried to decide which turkey I should prepare for.
He not only gobbles to nearly every call, but he feels compelled to sound off at other sounds as well.
Some hunters think that because a tom gobbles back at them, he'll come in.
Then, a thunderclap gobble seems to shake my camouflaged blind.