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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He bolts down all events, all creeds, and beliefs, and persuasions, all hard things visible and invisible, never mind how knobby; as an ostrich of potent digestion gobbles down bullets and gun flints.
So the Banker opens the box, gobbles down 9 of the Mars bars and hands the last one to the Daily Mail reader
"It's hard to identify what her favourite food is, as she gobbles down the edible and non-edible with the same amount of enthusiasm.
Even though the competition for Samsung is quite fierce with Apple, HTC, LG and Sony, packing incredible feature-after-feature in their flagships, Samsung gobbles down a big chunk of market share worldwide.
He gobbles down his slice of cake-- He slurps up his ice cream.
Considering the last time they slept together resulted in Amy, Steve's taking an incredible risk as he gobbles down the food and stays for what Amy later tells a furious Becky was "a sleepover".
WITH THE FIRST HINT OF DAY, SEVERAL COBBLERS SOUNDED OFF FROM NEARBY TREES, SENDING REVERBERATING GOBBLES DOWN THE DARK HOLLOW AND TINGLES UP MY SPINE.
The creature's appetite isn't a matter for world interest until he gobbles down a white woman.
A rollicking Southwestern rhyme and theme permeate There Was A Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea, about an insatiable coyote who gobbles down chili, a bull and even a cactus.
KERRY Katona has revealed she doesn't stop eating fatty foods to lose weight - and still gobbles down chips and gravy for dinner.
She spoils the games and gobbles down the party food.
Not with the conglomerate press that gobbles down anything offered by the White House.
She gobbles down the plate of mangos, grinning as the juice runs down her chin.