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gorge

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[ gawrj ]
/ gɔrdʒ /
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noun
verb (used with object), gorged, gorg·ing.
verb (used without object), gorged, gorg·ing.
to eat greedily.
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Idioms about gorge

    make one's gorge rise, to evoke violent anger or strong disgust: The cruelty of war made his gorge rise.

Origin of gorge

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First recorded in 1325–75; (verb) Middle English, from Old French gorger, derivative of gorge “throat,” from unattested Vulgar Latin gorga, akin to Latin gurguliō “gullet, throat,” gurges “whirlpool, eddy”

OTHER WORDS FROM gorge

gorge·a·ble, adjectivegorg·ed·ly [gawr-jid-lee], /ˈgɔr dʒɪd li/, adverbgorg·er, noun

Other definitions for gorge (2 of 2)

gorge2
[ gawrj ]
/ gɔrdʒ /

noun Heraldry.
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British Dictionary definitions for gorge

gorge
/ (ɡɔːdʒ) /

noun
verb Also: engorge

Derived forms of gorge

gorgeable, adjectivegorger, noun

Word Origin for gorge

C14: from Old French gorger to stuff, from gorge throat, from Late Latin gurga, modification of Latin gurges whirlpool
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Scientific definitions for gorge

gorge
[ gôrj ]

A deep, narrow valley with steep rocky sides, often with a stream flowing through it. Gorges are smaller and narrower than canyons and are often a part of a canyon.
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