a narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, especially one through which a stream runs.
a small canyon.
a gluttonous meal.
something that is swallowed; contents of the stomach.
an obstructing mass: an ice gorge.
the seam formed at the point where the lapel meets the collar of a jacket or coat.
Fortification. the rear entrance or part of a bastion or similar outwork.
Also called gorge hook . a primitive type of fishhook consisting of a piece of stone or bone with sharpened ends and a hole or groove in the center for fastening a line.
the throat; gullet.
to stuff with food (usually used reflexively or passively): He gorged himself. They were gorged.
to swallow, especially greedily.
to choke up (usually used passively).
to eat greedily.
Idioms about gorge
make one's gorge rise, to evoke violent anger or strong disgust: The cruelty of war made his gorge rise.
- gorge·a·ble, adjective
- gorg·ed·ly [gawr-jid-lee], /ˈgɔr dʒɪd li/, adverb
- gorg·er, noun
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How to use gorge in a sentence
While the national-preservation status of the majority of the gorge is a concession to local hunters, the group is slated to lose roughly 4,000 acres of hunting grounds in the Lower gorge with the new designation.
The cliffs of the gorge are a thousand feet high in parts, with walls of Nuttall sandstone that provide climbers with more than 1,500 routes.
The gorge is home to hundreds of rare species, including the highest concentration of rare plants in Maryland, according to the National Park Service.Biologists say a wider American Legion Bridge would destroy critical research site | Katherine Shaver | December 11, 2020 | Washington Post
Canyoners are constantly concerned about flash floods, but hikers exploring riverside trails and narrow gorges should also be aware of flood potential, because they can happen with little to no warning.
There’s fire on both sides of the Feather River, and the Feather River is just a very steep gorge in many places.What the Photos of Wildfires and Smoke Don’t Show You | by Elizabeth Weil and Lisa Larson-Walker | September 21, 2020 | ProPublica
The gorge has always been a hotbed of radicalism and arms smuggling, but now it is fast becoming a shahid factory.
PANKISI gorge, Georgia—The mother of martyrs, a woman in her fifties, is delicately beautiful and visibly in pain.
BIRKIANI, Georgia — Time seems to stop in this sleepy Georgian village high in the green mountains of the Pankisi gorge.
The Pankisi gorge is a beautiful place, but it does not offer big opportunities to the local boys.
And he is said to be luring more young Muslims from his home region in the Pankisi gorge to join his insurgency forces.
Poor wretches—they were afraid to refuse, yet their gorge rose at the deed, and they fired at the ceiling!The Red Year | Louis Tracy
Far up the gorge dense clouds of black smoke swooped down from the benchland.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
Darkness fell, but still the fight continued, and at last Dupont's guns were heard at the other side of the gorge.Napoleon's Marshals | R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Therefore its channel is usually not a hundredth part as wide as the gorge or valley in which it lies.Outlines of the Earth's History | Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
On his right an open glade revealed to him the dark gorge through which the Cluden thundered.Hunted and Harried | R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for gorge
a deep ravine, esp one through which a river runs
the contents of the stomach
feelings of disgust or resentment (esp in the phrase one's gorge rises)
an obstructing mass: an ice gorge
a narrow rear entrance to a work
the narrow part of a bastion or outwork
archaic the throat or gullet
(intr) falconry (of hawks) to eat until the crop is completely full
to swallow (food) ravenously
(tr) to stuff (oneself) with food
- gorgeable, adjective
- gorger, noun
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Scientific definitions for gorge
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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