scarf down

scarf down

To eat something very quickly and voraciously. A noun or pronoun can be used between "scarf" and "down." Let me just scarf down some breakfast, and I'll be ready to go! You don't have to scarf your food down like that—no one's going to take it away, so relax and enjoy it.
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scarf something down

Sl. to eat something, perhaps in a hurry; to swallow something, perhaps in a hurry. Are you going to scarf this whole thing down? Here, scarf down this sandwich.
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scarf down

v.
To eat or drink something hungrily; devour something: We scarfed down the piece of chocolate cake and asked for more. I was very hungry, so I made some soup and scarfed it down.
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scarf something down

tv. to eat something, perhaps in a hurry; to swallow something, perhaps in a hurry. Are you going to scarf this whole thing down?
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When happy hour rolls around, scarf down one (or three) with the restaurant's house margarita or a pepino.
Most dogs love to scarf down a treat, whether they are supposed to or not, and many potential canine toxins are in our households.
After all the exertion, they scurry across the road and scarf down lechon, as well as tuna jaw and lechon manok from the grill.
Does your brother scarf down three bowls of cereal in a sitting--then ask what's for lunch?
Over the past weekend, in the fleeting moments that I caught glimpses of tennis on TV, and watched players scarf down half portions of bananas, I thought of what we could adopt from the diets of these athletes.
Even though there are 30 minutes between sessions, that's not enough time to do anything productive except rest, chat, reply to messages or scarf down what must pass as a meal.
It's designed to make food a pleasurable event rather than simple nourishment that you scarf down between emails.
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Don't mindlessly graze as you tablescape or scarf down your dinner while explaining to friends and family why your boyfriend of three years refused to come home with you.
So, people scarf down an unhealthy snack when they should be reaching for a glass of water.
Hogfish, tripletail, a variety of snappers, grouper, mackerel and many others will scarf down a shrimp without hesitation.
If you scarf down a box of Famous Amos cookies when you're upset, then yes, that's a bad thing.
This isn't an excuse to scarf down an entire Hershey bar, but maybe having a couple of pieces of 70% dark chocolate might be helpful.
McDonald's must be doing something right if even investment bankers can willingly put down their silver spoons on special occasions to scarf down a Big Mac.
Had to really, I'd already been chased down three flights of stairs and through haberdashery by a security guard who claimed he'd seen me stuff a Chanel scarf down my Calvin Kleins.