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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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gobble down

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

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
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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So you go with your gut, based on the last clue they provided you, hopefully a ringing gobble.
* If a torn gobbles to every call but stays in place, hit him with a series of excited calls to work him into a frenzy and then go silent for at least 20 minutes.
If you encounter a bird that gobbles on the roost and then stops gobbling or either gobbles noticeably less, you could be dealing with a subordinate gobbler.
"It seemed as though it decreased as the dew point increased," he says, adding that there was no magic number--the perfect dew point--that offered the best chance for hearing high numbers of gobbles.
Before I could finish the sounds of a roosted hen, a thunderous gobble cut me off, and he rattled on and on with his replies to my friendly "Good morning." Smugly, I mused to myself about how easy taking this turkey was going to be, but my outstretched bow arm grew weary as I froze in a ready-to-draw position.
Both at dusk and at dawn, this call will entice a shock gobble. Often a single, drawn-out note will generate the desired response.
But if I'm working a gobbling tom, and all of a sudden he gobbles and he's moving straight away from me, I'll move, too," Rutledge says.
The Recording Industry Association of America has denied the report, saying: "These claims are absolutely false." And "friends" of Gobbles have said: "Gobbles takes the p*** out of all of us.
As we waited for a gobble, I zipped my jacket tighter against the dry, 20-degree air and fumbled in a vest pocket to find my owl hooter.
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.
Or if you are all alone, wait until you can tell the tom is losing interest by the lessening frequency of his gobbles, then start calling from his strut zone.
"The Gobble Gobble Moooooo Tractor Book" is a lusty, noisy, merry farm animals' sounds story that will charm children ages 2-6.
Its high-pitched yap-yap-yap evokes a distant gobble. I yelp a second time and then simply lay my call aside and pick up my bow.
"It took the toad about five minutes to gobble the whole snake."