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(one's) gorge rises (at something)

One is disgusted or sickened (by something). "Gorge" refers to the stomach; the phrase comes from Shakespeare's Hamlet. I could never be a doctor. Blood, vomit, open wounds—my gorge rises at all that kind of stuff. Her gorge rose listening to the senator's weak public apology following the scandal.
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cast the gorge at (something)

To spurn or decline something with anger or disgust. You should surely cast the gorge at participating in such corruption.
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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.
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gorge with (something)

1. To eat something eagerly and usually to excess. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun can be used between "gorge" and "with." I didn't mean to gorge myself on cake at the party—it was just so good!
2. To provide someone with something to a great degree, typically food and drink. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "gorge" and "with." The caterers really gorged us on some fine food and drink at the gala. We need to gorge this guy with the finer points of our program so he'll come work here.
3. To ornament with something, typically something that can be embedded. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "gorge" and "with." Did you see the princess's engagement ring? It's gorged with all kinds of jewels.
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make (one's) gorge rise

To make one feel disgusted or sickened. The "gorge" is the stomach; the phrase comes from Shakespeare's Hamlet. I could never be a doctor. Blood, vomit, open wounds—all that stuff makes my gorge rise. Just hearing him try to shift the blame onto the victims of the crime made her gorge rise.
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the gorge rises at it

One is disgusted or sickened by something. (The "gorge" is the stomach.) The phrase appears in Shakespeare's Hamlet. I could never be a doctor. Blood, vomit, open wounds—the gorge rises at it.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

feel one's gorge rise

Fig. to sense that one is getting very angry. I felt my gorge rise and I knew I was going to lose my temper. Bob could feel his gorge rise as he read his tax bill.
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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.
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gorge someone or something with something

to fill someone or something by eating something. She gorged the dog with canned food. The puppy gorged itself with all the hamburger Paul had set out to thaw.
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make someone's gorge rise

Fig. to cause someone to become very angry. The unnecessary accident made my gorge rise. Getting his tax bill made Bob's gorge rise.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cast the gorge at

reject with loathing. dated
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your gorge rises

you are sickened or disgusted.
Gorge is an obsolete term from falconry, meaning ‘a meal for a hawk’; from this derives the more general sense of ‘the contents of the stomach’.
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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

gorge on

v.
To eat enthusiastically and in great amounts: He gorged on pizza. She gorged herself on junk food.
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gorge with

v.
1. To embed something or someone with some object or decoration: The king's crown was gorged with diamonds.
2. To indulge something or someone, especially with food or drink: The hosts gorged the weary travelers with delicacies of every kind. The hotel guests were gorged with hospitality.
3. To eat enthusiastically and in great amounts. Used reflexively: They gorged themselves with ice cream.
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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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