gorge on (something)

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gorge on (something)

To eat something eagerly and usually to excess. A reflexive pronoun can be used between "gorge" and "on." I didn't mean to gorge myself on cake at the party—it was just so good! If the kids gorge on snacks now, they won't be hungry for dinner.
See also: gorge, on
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

gorge oneself on something

 and gorge oneself with something
to eat something to the point of fullness. Don't gorge yourself on the snacks. Dinner is in ten minutes. You have gorged yourself with cheese! No wonder you're not hungry. Claire gorged herself on the doughnuts that Fred bought.
See also: gorge, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

gorge on

To eat enthusiastically and in great amounts: He gorged on pizza. She gorged herself on junk food.
See also: gorge, on
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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If it is not newsagents, it is takeaways where they gorge themselves on burgers and other fatty foods.
On the face of it, however, Spurlock's reaction undermines his thesis that fast food is so irresistible that people can't help but gorge themselves on it.
Thousands of the giant fish will soon gorge themselves on herring and mackerel only a few hundred metres away from the shore.
They gorge themselves on fallen apples and berry- laden hedgerows to regain the weight lost on their hazardous trip across the North Sea.
And some nutritionists, such as Columbia University's Audrey Cross, fear that many people will gorge themselves on those once fatty foods and then eat significantly less fruit, vegetables, and whole grains--foods that provide nutrients and fiber not found in ice cream and cake.
England soccer fans can gorge themselves on saturation coverage of next summer's Word Cup Finals in France.