GoAT = G = Godwin's Law

gobble vt.

1. To consume, usu. used with `up'. "The output spy gobbles characters out of a tty output buffer." 2. To obtain, usu. used with `down'. "I guess I'll gobble down a copy of the documentation tomorrow." See also snarf.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

Gob"ble (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gobbled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Gobbling (?).] [Freq. of 2d gob.]


To swallow or eat greedily or hastily; to gulp.

Supper gobbled up in haste. Swift.


To utter (a sound) like a turkey cock.

He . . . gobbles out a note of self-approbation. Goldsmith.

To gobble up, to capture in a mass or in masses; to capture suddenly. [Slang]


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Gob"ble, v. i.


To eat greedily.


To make a noise like that of a turkey cock.



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Gob"ble, n.

A noise made in the throat.

Ducks and geese . . . set up a discordant gobble. Mrs. Gore.


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