- to swirl like a whirlpool.
Origin of gurge
First recorded in 1515–25, gurge is from the Latin word gurges whirlpool
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Examples from the Web for gurges
The sight of its heavy verdure and of its gurges heaped high with froth lifts them like immortal thoughts.
Sinus duo sunt maiores, vastque; alter is, qui S. Laurentij gurges; alter, qui Francius appellatur.
Word Origin and History for gurges
1660s, from Latin gurges, literally "whirlpool" (see regurgitation).
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