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wolf down

To eat something very quickly or ravenously. A noun or pronoun can be used between "wolf" and "down." I hate the way he wolfs down his food at dinner so he can leave the table as quickly as possible. I don't have time for breakfast here, so I'll just wolf something down at the airport after I check in.
See also: down, wolf

wolf something down

Fig. to eat something very rapidly and in very large pieces. (As a wolf might eat.) Don't wolf your food down! Liz would never wolf down her food.
See also: down, wolf

wolf down

v.
To eat something greedily, ravenously, or voraciously; gorge: How did you wolf down that pizza so quickly? I grabbed the hamburger and wolfed it down in 30 seconds.
See also: down, wolf

wolf something down

tv. to gobble something up; to bolt down food or drink. Enjoy your food. Don’t just wolf it down.
See also: down, something, wolf
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So sit back and watch in delight as our Supersizers wolf down sheep's head, pig snout, calf's lung, tripe, "oyster and b***k pie" and calf's foot jelly which, says Sue, is "pure minging" and "the colour of sadness".