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gobble

[ gob-uhl ]SEE DEFINITION OF gobble

Synonyms for gobble

  • devour
  • gulp
  • guzzle
  • swallow
  • cram
  • gorge
  • ingurgitate
  • scarf
  • stuff
  • wolf
  • suck up
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Antonyms for gobble

  • nibble
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GOBBLE

Now she had fallen low enough to gobble anything she could find.

They may have wounds, big holes in their bodies, and still they'll gobble their victuals.

They're like a lot of greedy pike just waiting to gobble down all they can.

Something between the 'gobble, gobble' of a turkey and the coo of the ring-dove.

And the gobble of a turkey; and what attribute of the goose?

Why they will tear us to pieces and gobble us up in five minutes.

The padre, I am sorry to say, ate with his knife, and was inclined to gobble.

And then, to the Muley Cow's astonishment, he began to gobble at her.

"You mustn't 'gobble' before the seamen's daughters," said Mrs. Forcythe, smiling.

I know all the birds say when they twitter and chirp, caw and coo, gobble and cluck.

WORD ORIGIN

"eat greedily," c.1600, probably partly echoic, partly frequentative of gob, via gobben "drink something greedily." Related: Gobbled; gobbling.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR GOBBLE

bolt

verbeat very fast
  • consume
  • cram
  • devour
  • englut
  • gobble
  • gorge
  • gulp
  • guzzle
  • ingurgitate
  • inhale
  • scarf
  • slop
  • slosh
  • stuff
  • swallow whole
  • wolf

cackle

nouna loud laugh

consume

verbeat, drink
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