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gorge

noun \ ˈgȯrj \

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
3 :the entrance into an outwork (such 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 (such 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 and Etymology of gorge

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin gurga, alteration of gurges, from Latin, whirlpool — more at voracious


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gorge

verb

Definition of gorge

gorged; gorging
intransitive verb
:to eat greedily or to repletion; also :to partake of something in large amounts
  • gorging on books
transitive 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

gorger

noun

Examples of gorge in a Sentence

  1. We gorged on chips and cookies.

  2. We gorged ourselves on chips and cookies.

Origin and Etymology of gorge

see 1gorge

gorge Synonyms

Synonyms
cram, glut, sate, stuff, surfeit
Related Words
gobble, gormandize, pig out; gulp, guzzle; cloy, fill; banquet, feast, regale
Near Antonyms
diet, fast

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

:the act or an instance of gorging

Origin and Etymology of gorge

see 1gorge



GORGE Defined for English Language Learners

gorge

verb

Definition of gorge for English Language Learners

  • : to eat large amounts of food

  • : to fill (something) completely


GORGE Defined for Kids

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gorge

noun \ ˈgȯrj \

Definition of gorge for Students

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

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gorge

verb

Definition of gorge for Students

gorged; gorging
:to eat greedily


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