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gorge

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noun \ˈgȯrj\

Definition of gorge

  1. 1 :  throat —often used with rise to indicate revulsion accompanied by a sensation of constriction <my gorge rises at the sight of blood>

  2. 2 a :  a hawk's crop b :  stomach, belly

  3. 3 :  the entrance into an outwork (as a bastion) of a fort

  4. 4 :  a narrow passage through land; especially :  a narrow steep-walled canyon or part of a canyon

  5. 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. 6 :  a mass choking a passage <a river dammed by an ice gorge>

  7. 7 :  the line on the front of a coat or jacket formed by the crease of the lapel and collar



Origin and Etymology 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


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gorge

verb

Simple Definition of gorge

  • : to eat large amounts of food

  • : to fill (something) completely

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gorge

gorged

gorging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to eat greedily or to repletion; also :  to partake of something in large amounts <gorging on books>

  3. intransitive verb
  4. 1 a :  to stuff to capacity :  glut b :  to fill completely or to the point of distension <veins gorged with blood>

  5. 2 :  to consume greedily

gorger

noun

Examples of gorge in a sentence

  1. We gorged on chips and cookies.

  2. We gorged ourselves on chips and cookies.



14th Century

First Known Use of gorge

14th century

Synonym Discussion of gorge

satiate, sate, surfeit, cloy, pall, glut, gorge mean to fill to repletion. satiate and sate may sometimes imply only complete satisfaction but more often suggest repletion that has destroyed interest or desire <years of globe-trotting had satiated their interest in travel> <readers were sated with sensationalistic stories>. surfeit implies a nauseating repletion <surfeited themselves with junk food>. cloy stresses the disgust or boredom resulting from such surfeiting <sentimental pictures that cloy after a while>. pall emphasizes the loss of ability to stimulate interest or appetite <a life of leisure eventually begins to pall>. glut implies excess in feeding or supplying <a market glutted with diet books>. gorge suggests glutting to the point of bursting or choking <gorged themselves with chocolate>.

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gorge

noun

Definition of gorge

  1. :  the act or an instance of gorging



1854

First Known Use of gorge

1854

Rhymes with gorge



GORGE Defined for Kids

1

gorge

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noun \ˈgȯrj\

Definition of gorge for Students

  1. :  a narrow steep-walled canyon or part of a canyon




2

gorge

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verb

Definition of gorge for Students

gorged

gorging

  1. :  to eat greedily





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