Gobble

Definition of Gobble

Gob´ble
v. t.1.
[imp. & p. p. Gobbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gobbling .]
1.To swallow or eat greedily or hastily; to gulp.
Supper gobbled up in haste.
- Swift.
2.To utter (a sound) like a turkey cock.
He . . . gobbles out a note of self-approbation.
- Goldsmith.
To gobble up
to capture in a mass or in masses; to capture suddenly.
v. i.1.To eat greedily.
2.To make a noise like that of a turkey cock.
n.1.A noise made in the throat.
Ducks and geese . . . set up a discordant gobble.
- Mrs. Gore.

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