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gobble

verb gob·ble \ ˈgä-bəl \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of gobble

gobbled; gobbling play \ˈgä-b(ə-)liŋ\
transitive verb
1 :to swallow or eat greedily
2 :to take eagerly :grab usually used with up
3 :to read rapidly or greedily usually used with up

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Origin and Etymology of gobble

probably irregular from 1gob


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gobble

verb

Definition of gobble

gobbled; gobbling play \ˈgä-b(ə-)liŋ\
intransitive verb
1 :to make the natural guttural noise of a male turkey
2 :to make a sound resembling the gobble of a turkey

gobble

noun

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Origin and Etymology of gobble

imitative


GOBBLE Defined for Kids

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gobble

verb gob·ble \ ˈgä-bəl \

Definition of gobble for Students

gobbled; gobbling
:to eat fast or greedily
  • We gobbled up our lunch.

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gobble

verb

Definition of gobble for Students

gobbled; gobbling
:to make the call of a turkey or a similar sound

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gobble

noun

Definition of gobble for Students

:the loud harsh call of a turkey


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