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7 definitions found
 for Gobble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gobble \Gob"ble\, v. i.
     1. To eat greedily.
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     2. To make a noise like that of a turkey cock. --Prior.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gobble \Gob"ble\, n.
     A noise made in the throat.
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           Ducks and geese . . . set up a discordant gobble.
                                                    --Mrs. Gore.
     [1913 Webster] gobbledegook

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gobble \Gob"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gobbled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Gobbling.] [Freq. of 2d gob.]
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     1. To swallow or eat greedily or hastily; to gulp.
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              Supper gobbled up in haste.           --Swift.
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     2. To utter (a sound) like a turkey cock.
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              He . . . gobbles out a note of self-approbation.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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     To gobble up, to capture in a mass or in masses; to capture
        suddenly. [Slang]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  gobble
      n 1: the characteristic sound made by a turkey cock
      v 1: eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don't bolt your food!"
           [syn: gobble, bolt]
      2: make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  128 Moby Thesaurus words for "gobble":
     ablate, absorb, assimilate, batten, bleed white, bolt, bolt down,
     bring to ruin, burn up, cackle, call, carol, caw, chatter, cheep,
     chirk, chirp, chirr, chirrup, chitter, chuck, clack, cluck,
     cock-a-doodle-doo, condemn, confound, consume, coo, cram, croak,
     cronk, crow, cuckoo, damn, deal destruction, decimate, deplete,
     depredate, desolate, despoil, destroy, devastate, devour, digest,
     dissolve, drain, drain of resources, drink, drum, eat, eat up,
     engorge, engulf, erode, exhaust, expend, finish, finish off,
     gabble, gaggle, glut, gluttonize, gobble up, gorge, gormandize,
     guggle, gulp, gulp down, gut, gut with fire, guttle, guzzle, havoc,
     honk, hoo, hoot, imbibe, impoverish, incinerate, ingest,
     ingurgitate, lay in ruins, lay waste, live to eat, peep, pip, pipe,
     quack, ravage, raven, roll, ruin, ruinate, scold, shipwreck, sing,
     slop, slosh, spend, squander, squawk, stuff, suck dry, swallow,
     swallow up, swill, swill down, throw into disorder, trill, tweet,
     twit, twitter, unleash destruction, unleash the hurricane, upheave,
     use up, vandalize, vaporize, warble, waste, waste away, wear away,
     whistle, wolf, wolf down, wrack, wreak havoc, wreck
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  gobble
   vt.
  
      1. To consume, usu.: used with ?up?. ?The output spy gobbles characters out
      of a tty output buffer.?
  
      2. To obtain, usu.: used with ?down?. ?I guess I'll gobble down a copy of
      the documentation tomorrow.? See also snarf.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  gobble
  
     
  
     1. To consume, usually used with "up".  "The output spy
     gobbles characters out of a tty output buffer."
  
     2. To obtain, usually used with "down".  "I guess I'll gobble
     down a copy of the documentation tomorrow."
  
     See also snarf.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2010-01-19)
  

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