gorge

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
gorge1 /gɔrdʒ/USA pronunciation   n., v.,  gorged, gorg•ing. 
n. 
  1. Geography[countable] a narrow canyon with steep, rocky walls, esp. one through which a stream runs.
  2. a feeling of strong disgust or anger:[uncountable]Their cruelty made his gorge rise.

v. 
  1. to stuff with food;
    glut: [+ oneself]to gorge oneself.[+ on + object]gorged on food.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
gorge1  (gôrj),USA pronunciation n., v.,  gorged, gorg•ing. 
n. 
  1. Geographya narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, esp. one through which a stream runs.
  2. Geographya small canyon.
  3. a gluttonous meal.
  4. something that is swallowed; contents of the stomach.
  5. an obstructing mass:an ice gorge.
  6. Clothingthe seam formed at the point where the lapel meets the collar of a jacket or coat.
  7. [Fort.]the rear entrance or part of a bastion or similar outwork. See diag. under  bastion. 
  8. Also called  gorge hook. a primitive type of fishhook consisting of a piece of stone or bone with sharpened ends and a hole or groove in the center for fastening a line.
  9. the throat;
    gullet.
  10. Idiomsmake one's gorge rise, to evoke violent anger or strong disgust:The cruelty of war made his gorge rise.

v.t. 
  1. to stuff with food (usually used reflexively or passively):He gorged himself. They were gorged.
  2. to swallow, esp. greedily.
  3. to choke up (usually used passively).

v.i. 
  1. to eat greedily.
gorgea•ble, adj. 
gorg•ed•ly  (gôrj),USA pronunciation adv.  gorger, n. 
  • Vulgar Latin *gorga, akin to Latin gurguliō gullet, throat, gurges whirlpool, eddy
  • Old French gorger, derivative of gorge throat
  • (verb, verbal) Middle English 1325–75
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged defile, ravine, notch, gap.
    • 11.See corresponding entry in Unabridged glut, cram, fill.
    • 12.See corresponding entry in Unabridged devour.
    • 12, 14.See corresponding entry in Unabridged bolt, gulp, gobble.

gorge2  (gôrj),USA pronunciation n. [Heraldry.]
  1. Heraldrygurge (def. 2).


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

gorge /ɡɔːdʒ/ n
  1. a deep ravine, esp one through which a river runs
  2. the contents of the stomach
  3. feelings of disgust or resentment (esp in the phrase one's gorge rises)
  4. an obstructing mass: an ice gorge
  5. a narrow rear entrance to a work
  6. archaic the throat or gullet
vb
Also: engorge
  1. to swallow (food) ravenously
  2. (transitive) to stuff (oneself) with food
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French gorger to stuff, from gorge throat, from Late Latin gurga, modification of Latin gurges whirlpool



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