To gobble up

Related to To gobble up: gobble down
to capture in a mass or in masses; to capture suddenly.

See also: Gobble

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
While dot-corns continue to gobble up office space throughout Manhattan, the last six months have seen a new contender in the real estate and construction market, largely as a result of dot-corn growth: law firms.
At that stage, the search begins to gobble up an excessive amount of computer time.