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Definition of "gobble" []

  • To devour in greedy gulps. (verb-transitive)
  • To take greedily; grab: gobbled up the few remaining tickets. (verb-transitive)
  • To eat greedily or rapidly. (verb-intransitive)
  • The guttural, chortling sound of a male turkey. (noun)
  • To make this sound. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gobble" in a sentence
  • "The action of "I have come to gobble you up," is emphasized and made realistic by the _bb_ of _gobble_ and the _p_ of _up_."
  • "He had scarcely closed his eyes when a faint "_Gobble, gobble, gobble_" from across the cornfield drove all idea of sleep out of his head."
  • "Even her press announcement stating that she was stepping down as governor, she sounded like a turkey with her head cut off ... gobble gobble is all that could be made of the thoughts she was trying to get out."