verb (used with object), gorged, gorg·ing.
verb (used without object), gorged, gorg·ing.
Origin of gorge1
Synonyms for gorge
Related Words for gorgesravine, canyon, crevasse, chasm, glen, abyss, fissure, flume, gap, pass, gulch, cleft, arroyo, clove, feed, surfeit, glut, guzzle, overeat, cloy
Examples from the Web for gorges
Contemporary Examples of gorges
These were then spread over a 300-mile radius, covered in ravines, gorges and pine forests.The Bosnia Atrocities, the World’s Greatest Forensic Puzzle
December 1, 2013
She is a perpetually single woman in her 30s who gorges on junk food.Paging Kenneth
November 24, 2008
Historical Examples of gorges
St. nimie is not once mentioned, and nothing is said about the gorges of the Tarn.The Roof of France
All about me are grand views, for the clouds are playing again in the gorges.
He was, no doubt, at present in the gorges beyond the forests of the Mambava.Sacrifice
Stephen French Whitman
The rest forsook the mules and took to the gorges, where the horses could not follow them.Carmen
Upon this Gorges pushed Raleigh's boat away, and bid him hasten home.Raleigh
- a narrow rear entrance to a work
- the narrow part of a bastion or outwork
verb Also: engorge
Word Origin for gorge
"eat greedily," c.1300, from Old French gorger, from gorge (see gorge (n.)). Related: Gorged; gorging.
mid-14c., "throat," from Old French gorge "throat, bosom," from Late Latin gurges "gullet, throat, jaws," of uncertain origin, probably related to Latin gurgulio "gullet, windpipe," from PIE *gwere- "to swallow." Transferred sense of "deep, narrow valley" was in Old French.