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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gorge \Gorge\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Gorged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gorging}.] [F. gorger. See {Gorge}, noun]

1. To swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities.

The fish has gorged the hook. --Johnson.

2. To glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate.

The giant gorged with flesh. --Addison.

Gorge with my blood thy barbarous appetite. --Dryden.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gorge \Gorge\, noun [F. gorge, LL. gorgia, throat, narrow pass, and gorga abyss, whirlpool, prob. fr. L. gurgea whirlpool, gulf, abyss; cf. Skr. gargara whirlpool, g[.r] to devour. Cf. {Gorget}.]

1. The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to the stomach.

Wherewith he gripped her gorge with so great pain. --Spenser.

Now, how abhorred! . . . my gorge rises at it. --Shak.

2. A narrow passage or entrance; as: (a) A defile between mountains. (b) The entrance into a bastion or other outwork of a fort; -- usually synonymous with rear. See Illust. of {Bastion}.

3. That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl.

And all the way, most like a brutish beast, e spewed up his gorge, that all did him detest. --Spenser.

4. A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction; as, an ice gorge in a river.

5. (Arch.) A concave molding; a cavetto. --Gwilt.

6. (Naut.) The groove of a pulley.

7. (Angling) A primitive device used instead of a fishhook, consisting of an object easy to be swallowed but difficult to be ejected or loosened, as a piece of bone or stone pointed at each end and attached in the middle to a line. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

{Gorge circle} (Gearing), the outline of the smallest cross section of a hyperboloid of revolution.

{Circle of the gorge} (Math.), a minimum circle on a surface of revolution, cut out by a plane perpendicular to the axis.

{Gorge fishing}, trolling with a dead bait on a double hook which the fish is given time to swallow, or gorge.

{Gorge hook}, two fishhooks, separated by a piece of lead. --Knight. [1913 Webster + Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gorge \Gorge\, verb (used without an object) To eat greedily and to satiety. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)

2: a narrow pass (especially one between mountains) [syn: {defile}, {gorge}]

3: the passage between the pharynx and the stomach [syn: {esophagus}, {oesophagus}, {gorge}, {gullet}]


1: overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; "She stuffed herself at the dinner"; "The kids binged on ice cream" [syn: {gorge}, {ingurgitate}, {overindulge}, {glut}, {englut}, {stuff}, {engorge}, {overgorge}, {overeat}, {gormandize}, {gormandise}, {gourmandize}, {binge}, {pig out}, {satiate}, {scarf out}]

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