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gorge

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gorge

  1. a narrow opening between hillsides or mountains that can be used for passage walked the bridge over the gorge, marveling at the spectacular drop Synonyms of gorge col, couloir, defile, flume, gap, gill [British], canyon, gulch, gulf, kloof [South African], linn [chiefly Scottish], notch, pass, ravine, saddleWords Related to gorge abyss, chasm, cirque, cleft, crevasse, crevice, cwm [chiefly British], fissure; combe (also coombe or coomb) [British], dale, dell, glen, hollow, shut-in, vale, valley; basin, floodplain, kettle; arroyo, barranca (also barranco), coulee, draw, gully (also gulley), gutter, nullah, trench, trough, wadi, wash [West]


gorge

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gorge

  1. 1 to fill with food to capacity we gorged ourselves on the four pies Aunt Martha had brought for Thanksgiving Synonyms of gorge cram, glut, sate, stuff, surfeit Words Related to gorge gobble, gormandize, pig out; gulp, guzzle; cloy, fill; banquet, feast, regale Near Antonyms of gorge diet, fast

  2. 2 to eat greedily or to excess the kids began gorging on Halloween candy the minute they got back from trick-or-treating Synonyms of gorge gormandize, overeat, pig out, swill Words Related to gorge devour, glut, sate, stuff, surfeit, wolf; banquet, feast, regale; bolt, cram, gulp, guzzle Phrases load up on Near Antonyms of gorge nibble, peck, pick, taste

  3. 3 to swallow or eat greedily the ravenous dogs furiously gorged the scraps of meat Synonyms of gorge bolt, cram, devour, glut [archaic], gobble, gormandize, gulp, ingurgitate, inhale, raven, scarf, scoff, slop, wolfWords Related to gorge overeat, pig out, swillNear Antonyms of gorge nibble, peck, pick

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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