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.

Nearby words

  1. gorenko, anna andreyevna,
  2. gorey,
  3. gorey, edward,
  4. gorgas,
  5. gorgas, william crawford,
  6. gorge hook,
  7. gorged,
  8. gorgedly,
  9. gorgeous,
  10. gorgeously

Idioms

    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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1325–75; (v.) Middle English < Old French gorger, derivative of gorge throat < Vulgar Latin *gorga, akin to Latin gurguliō gullet, throat, gurges whirlpool, eddy

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

gorge

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[ gawrj ]
/ gɔrdʒ /

noun Heraldry.

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British Dictionary definitions for gorge

gorge

/ (ɡɔːdʒ) /

noun

verb Also: engorge

Derived Formsgorgeable, 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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Word Origin and History for gorge
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Science 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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