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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.
See also: down, scarf
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
See also: down, scarf
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
See also: down, scarf
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.

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?
See also: down, scarf, something
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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