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gobble

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verb gob·ble \ˈgä-bəl\

Definition of gobble

gobbled

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gobbling

play \ˈgä-b(ə-)liŋ\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to swallow or eat greedily

  3. 2 :  to take eagerly :  grab —usually used with up

  4. 3 :  to read rapidly or greedily —usually used with up

Origin and Etymology of gobble

probably irregular from 1gob


First Known Use: 1601


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gobble

verb gob·ble

Definition of gobble

gobbled

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gobbling

play \ˈgä-b(ə-)liŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to make the natural guttural noise of a male turkey

  3. 2 :  to make a sound resembling the gobble of a turkey

gobble

noun

Origin and Etymology of gobble

imitative


First Known Use: 1680


GOBBLE Defined for Kids

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gobble

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verb gob·ble \ˈgä-bəl\

Definition of gobble for Students

gobbled

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gobbling

  1. :  to eat fast or greedily We gobbled up our lunch.


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gobble

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verb gob·ble

Definition of gobble for Students

gobbled

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gobbling

  1. :  to make the call of a turkey or a similar sound


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gobble

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noun gob·ble

Definition of gobble for Students

  1. :  the loud harsh call of a turkey



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