gorge

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[gawrj]
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noun

verb (used with object), gorged, gorg·ing.

verb (used without object), gorged, gorg·ing.

to eat greedily.

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

Synonyms for gorge

1. defile, ravine, notch, gap. 10. glut, cram, fill. 11. devour. 11, 13. bolt, gulp, gobble.
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British Dictionary definitions for make one's gorge rise

gorge

noun

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 massan ice gorge
fortifications
  1. a narrow rear entrance to a work
  2. the narrow part of a bastion or outwork
archaic the throat or gullet

verb Also: engorge

(intr) falconry (of hawks) to eat until the crop is completely full
to swallow (food) ravenously
(tr) to stuff (oneself) with food
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 make one's gorge rise

gorge

v.

"eat greedily," c.1300, from Old French gorger, from gorge (see gorge (n.)). Related: Gorged; gorging.

gorge

n.

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.

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make one's gorge rise in Science

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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