gobble


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gob·ble 1

 (gŏb′əl)
v. gob·bled, gob·bling, gob·bles
v.tr.
1. To devour in greedy gulps.
2. To take greedily; grab: gobbled up the few remaining tickets.
v.intr.
To eat greedily or rapidly.

[Frequentative of Middle English gobben, to drink greedily, probably from gobbe, lump, mouthful; see gob1.]

gob·ble 2

 (gŏb′əl)
n.
The guttural, chortling sound of a male turkey.
intr.v. gob·bled, gob·bling, gob·bles
To make this sound.

[Imitative.]

gobble

(ˈɡɒbəl)
vb
1. (when: tr, often foll by up) to eat or swallow (food) hastily and in large mouthfuls
2. informal (often foll by: up) to snatch
[C17: probably from gob1]

gobble

(ˈɡɒbəl)
n
(Zoology) the loud rapid gurgling sound made by male turkeys
interj
an imitation of this sound
vb
(Zoology) (intr) (of a turkey) to make this sound
[C17: probably of imitative origin]

gob•ble1

(ˈgɒb əl)

v. -bled, -bling. v.t.
1. to eat hastily or hungrily in large pieces; gulp.
2. to seize upon eagerly (often fol. by up): He gobbled up all the news.
v.i.
3. to eat hastily.
[1595–1605; probably imitative; see gob1, -le]

gob•ble2

(ˈgɒb əl)

v. -bled, -bling,
n. v.i.
1. to make the throaty cry of a male turkey.
n.
2. the cry itself.
[1670–80; variant of gabble]

gobble


Past participle: gobbled
Gerund: gobbling

Imperative
gobble
gobble
Present
I gobble
you gobble
he/she/it gobbles
we gobble
you gobble
they gobble
Preterite
I gobbled
you gobbled
he/she/it gobbled
we gobbled
you gobbled
they gobbled
Present Continuous
I am gobbling
you are gobbling
he/she/it is gobbling
we are gobbling
you are gobbling
they are gobbling
Present Perfect
I have gobbled
you have gobbled
he/she/it has gobbled
we have gobbled
you have gobbled
they have gobbled
Past Continuous
I was gobbling
you were gobbling
he/she/it was gobbling
we were gobbling
you were gobbling
they were gobbling
Past Perfect
I had gobbled
you had gobbled
he/she/it had gobbled
we had gobbled
you had gobbled
they had gobbled
Future
I will gobble
you will gobble
he/she/it will gobble
we will gobble
you will gobble
they will gobble
Future Perfect
I will have gobbled
you will have gobbled
he/she/it will have gobbled
we will have gobbled
you will have gobbled
they will have gobbled
Future Continuous
I will be gobbling
you will be gobbling
he/she/it will be gobbling
we will be gobbling
you will be gobbling
they will be gobbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gobbling
you have been gobbling
he/she/it has been gobbling
we have been gobbling
you have been gobbling
they have been gobbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gobbling
you will have been gobbling
he/she/it will have been gobbling
we will have been gobbling
you will have been gobbling
they will have been gobbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gobbling
you had been gobbling
he/she/it had been gobbling
we had been gobbling
you had been gobbling
they had been gobbling
Conditional
I would gobble
you would gobble
he/she/it would gobble
we would gobble
you would gobble
they would gobble
Past Conditional
I would have gobbled
you would have gobbled
he/she/it would have gobbled
we would have gobbled
you would have gobbled
they would have gobbled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gobble - the characteristic sound made by a turkey cockgobble - the characteristic sound made by a turkey cock
cry - the characteristic utterance of an animal; "animal cries filled the night"
Verb1.gobble - eat hastily without proper chewing; "Don't bolt your food!"
eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
garbage down, gobble up, shovel in, bolt down - eat a large amount of food quickly; "The children gobbled down most of the birthday cake"
2.gobble - make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"

gobble

verb devour, swallow, gulp, guzzle, wolf, bolt, cram in, gorge on, pig out on (slang), stuff yourself with He gobbled all the beef stew.

gobble

verb
To swallow (food or drink) greedily or rapidly in large amounts:
Translations
صَوْت الدّيك الرومييَلْتَهِم
hltathudrovat
pludresluge
hurukkolzabál
háma í sigklaka
buldurētrīt
hudrovať
çabuk çabuk yutmakhindi sesi çıkarmak

gobble

[ˈgɒbl]
A. Ngluglú m
B. VT (also gobble down, gobble up) → engullir, tragar
C. VI [turkey] → gluglutear

gobble

[ˈgɒbəl] vt [+ food] → engloutir
gobble down
vt [+ food] → engloutir
gobble up
vt
[+ food] → engloutir
[+ money, resources] → engloutir
[+ group, organization] → engloutir

gobble

vi
(= eat noisily)schmatzen
(turkey)kollern
n (of turkey)Kollern nt

gobble

[ˈgɒbl] vt (also gobble down, gobble up) → trangugiare, ingurgitare

gobble

(ˈgobl) verb
1. to swallow food etc quickly. You'll be sick if you keep gobbling your meals like that.
2. (of turkeys) to make a noise in the throat. We could hear the turkeys gobbling in the farmyard.
References in classic literature ?
Bird was a timid, blushing little woman, of about four feet in height, and with mild blue eyes, and a peach-blow complexion, and the gentlest, sweetest voice in the world;--as for courage, a moderate-sized cock-turkey had been known to put her to rout at the very first gobble, and a stout house-dog, of moderate capacity, would bring her into subjection merely by a show of his teeth.
I never see such an old ostrich for wanting to gobble every- thing -- and I a-trusting you all the time, like you was my own father.
Now one day it chanced that Waska had gone down to the palace cellar to hunt for mice and rats, and seeing an especially fat, well-fed mouse, she pounced upon it, buried her claws in its soft fur, and was just going to gobble it up, when she was stopped by the pleading tones of the little creature, saying, 'If you will only spare my life I may be of great service to you.
It was a wonder to behold how their snouts grew shorter and shorter, and their mouths (which they seemed to be sorry for, because they could not gobble so expeditiously) smaller and smaller, and how one and another began to stand upon his hind legs, and scratch his nose with his fore trotters.
Why taint noffin but a skull - somebody bin lef him head up de tree, and de crows done gobble ebery bit ob de meat off.
If they were to turn one loose now, he would not get as far as the Garden of Gethsemane, till these miserable vagabonds here would gobble him up,--[Favorite pilgrim expression.
They will find the cake and they will gobble it up, because, having no mother, they don't know how dangerous 'tis to eat rich damp cake.
He detested the way they had of sidling past him timidly, with sidewise glances, as if they expected him to gobble them up at a mouthful if they ventured to say a word.
I love to see that Nature is so rife with life that myriads can be afforded to be sacrificed and suffered to prey on one another; that tender organizations can be so serenely squashed out of existence like pulp -- tadpoles which herons gobble up, and tortoises and toads run over in the road; and that sometimes it has rained flesh and blood
He bolts down all events, all creeds, and beliefs, and persuasions, all hard things visible and invisible, never mind how knobby; as an ostrich of potent digestion gobbles down bullets and gun flints.
She dabbles in literature, likes to collect a few of us in her drawing-room, but mention a clergyman, a bishop even, nay, the Archbishop himself, and she gobbles like a turkey-cock.
Then Napoleon hems them in on all sides, these German generals did not know where to hide themselves so as to have a little peace and comfort; he drubs them soundly, cribs ten thousand of their men at a time by surrounding them with fifteen hundred Frenchmen, whom he makes to spring up after his fashion, and at last he takes their cannon, victuals, money, ammunition, and everything they have that is worth taking; he pitches them into the water, beats them on the mountains, snaps at them in the air, gobbles them up on the earth, and thrashes them everywhere.