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Meaning of GOBBLE

Pronunciation:  'gâbul

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

GOBBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with G.


 Synonyms: bolt
 See Also: bolt down, cry, eat, emit, gobble up, let loose, let out, shovel in, utter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Gob"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gobbled}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Gobbling}.] [Freq. of 2d gob.]
    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.
    {To gobble up}, to capture in a mass or in masses; to capture
       suddenly. [Slang]
  2. \Gob"ble\, v. i.
    1. To eat greedily.
    2. To make a noise like that of a turkey cock. --Prior.
  3. \Gob"ble\, n.
    A noise made in the throat.
          Ducks and geese . . . set up a discordant gobble.
                                                   --Mrs. Gore.
Computing Dictionary

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.

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