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noun, plural gur·ges [gur-jeez] /ˈgɜr dʒiz/.
  1. a whirlpool.
  2. Also gorge. Also called whirlpool. Heraldry. a charge covering the entire field of an escutcheon and having the form either of a spirallike scroll or of a number of concentric rings, the whole field having two tinctures.
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verb (used without object), gurged, gurg·ing.
  1. to swirl like a whirlpool.
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Origin of gurge

First recorded in 1515–25, gurge is from the Latin word gurges whirlpool
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