gorge

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

1gorge

noun \ˈgrj\

Definition of GORGE

1
:  throat —often used with rise to indicate revulsion accompanied by a sensation of constriction <my gorge rises at the sight of blood>
2
a :  a hawk's crop
b :  stomach, belly
3
:  the entrance into an outwork (as a bastion) of a fort
4
:  a narrow passage through land; especially :  a narrow steep-walled canyon or part of a canyon
5
:  a primitive device used instead of a fishhook that consists of an object (as a piece of bone attached in the middle of a line) easy to swallow but difficult to eject
6
:  a mass choking a passage <a river dammed by an ice gorge>
7
:  the line on the front of a coat or jacket formed by the crease of the lapel and collar

Origin of GORGE

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin gurga, alteration of gurges, from Latin, whirlpool — more at voracious
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with GORGE

2gorge

verb

: to eat large amounts of food

: to fill (something) completely

gorgedgorg·ing

Full Definition of GORGE

intransitive verb
:  to eat greedily or to repletion; also :  to partake of something in large amounts <gorging on books>
intransitive verb
1
a :  to stuff to capacity :  glut
b :  to fill completely or to the point of distension <veins gorged with blood>
2
:  to consume greedily
gorg·er noun

Examples of GORGE

  1. We gorged on chips and cookies.
  2. We gorged ourselves on chips and cookies.

First Known Use of GORGE

14th century

Related to GORGE

Synonyms
cram, glut, sate, stuff, surfeit
See Synonym Discussion at satiate

3gorge

noun

Definition of GORGE

:  the act or an instance of gorging

First Known Use of GORGE

1854

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