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gobble


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gobble  \Gob"ble\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gobbled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Gobbling}.]  [Freq.  of  2d  gob.] 
  1.  To  swallow  or  eat  greedily  or  hastily;  to  gulp. 
 
  Supper  gobbled  up  in  haste.  --Swift. 
 
  2.  To  utter  (a  sound)  like  a  turkey  cock. 
 
  He  .  .  .  gobbles  out  a  note  of  self-approbation. 
  --Goldsmith. 
 
  {To  gobble  up},  to  capture  in  a  mass  or  in  masses;  to  capture 
  suddenly.  [Slang] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gobble  \Gob"ble\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  eat  greedily. 
 
  2.  To  make  a  noise  like  that  of  a  turkey  cock.  --Prior. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gobble  \Gob"ble\,  n. 
  A  noise  made  in  the  throat. 
 
  Ducks  and  geese  .  .  .  set  up  a  discordant  gobble. 
  --Mrs.  Gore. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gobble 
  n  :  the  characteristic  sound  made  by  a  turkey  cock 
  v  1:  eat  hastily  without  proper  chewing;  "Don't  bolt  your  food!" 
  [syn:  {bolt}] 
  2:  make  a  gurgling  sound,  characteristic  of  turkeys 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  gobble  vt  1.  To  consume,  usu.  used  with  `up'.  "The  output 
  spy  gobbles  characters  out  of  a  {tty}  output  buffer."  2.  To  obtain, 
  usu.  used  with  `down'.  "I  guess  I'll  gobble  down  a  copy  of  the 
  documentation  tomorrow."  See  also  {snarf}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  gobble 
 
  1.  To  consume,  usually  used  with  "up".  "The  output 
  spy  gobbles  characters  out  of  a  {tty}  output  buffer." 
 
  2.  To  obtain,  usually  used  with  "down".  "I  guess  I'll  gobble 
  down  a  copy  of  the  documentation  tomorrow." 
 
  See  also  {snarf}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
 




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