gobble up


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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.gobble up - eat a large amount of food quickly; "The children gobbled down most of the birthday cake"
eat - take in solid food; "She was eating a banana"; "What did you eat for dinner last night?"
Translations

w>gobble up

vt sep (lit, fig)verschlingen; (company)schlucken
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LAURA MUIR has been backed to gobble up global glory at next week's world indoor championships after being hailed by athletics bosses for her coping skills.
After taking account of potentially influential factors, the results showed that compared with those who tended to gobble up their food, those who ate at a normal speed were 29 percent less likely to be obese, rising to 42 percent for those who ate slowly.
Gwion's favourite was the crocodile, who did hardly anything except gobble up Captain Hook - for which Gwion was grateful.