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1. A deep narrow valley with steep rocky sides; a ravine.
2. A narrow entrance into the outwork of a fortification.
3. The throat; the gullet: The gory sight made my gorge rise.
4. The crop of a hawk.
5. An instance of gluttonous eating.
6. The contents of the stomach; something swallowed.
7. A mass obstructing a narrow passage: a shipping lane blocked by an ice gorge.
8. The seam on the front of a coat or jacket where the lapel and the collar are joined.
v. gorged, gorg·ing, gorg·es
1. To stuff with food; glut: gorged themselves with candy.
2. To devour greedily.
To eat gluttonously.

[Middle English, throat, from Old French, from Late Latin gurga, perhaps from Latin gurges, whirlpool, abyss.]

gorg′er n.
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Noun1.gorger - someone who eats food rapidly and greedily
eater, feeder - someone who consumes food for nourishment
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'If a friend married a gorger, I don't know if I'd go to the wedding.' But Paddy would like to see things change in the future.
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As Dvorak voraciously eats a sausage, Adele sees him as part of the overriding biological drama which also forces her to watch a fly "become tangled at last in a freshly spun spiderweb where it began to struggle for its life." Here, Dvorak is the victorious gorger in the battle for survival, but soon he will be gorged by death.