gobble ( gobbles 3rd person present) ( gobbling present participle) ( gobbled past tense & past participle ) If you gobble food, you eat it quickly and greedily. verb
Pete gobbled all the beef stew. V n
Gobble down and gobble up mean the same as gobble., phrasal verb
There were dangerous beasts in the river that might gobble you up. V n P, Also V P n (not pron) gobble down
gobble gobble up
1 phrasal verb If an organization gobbles up a smaller organization, it takes control of it or destroys it.
Banc One of Ohio has built an empire in the mid-west by gobbling up smaller banks. V P n (not pron), Also V n P
2 phrasal verb To gobble up something such as money means to use or waste a lot of it.
The firm's expenses gobbled up 44% of revenues. V P n (not pron), Also V n P
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
bolt, cram, devour, gorge, gulp, guzzle, pig out on (U.S. & Canad. slang) stuff, swallow, wolf
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