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gorge1

[gawrj] /gɔrdʒ/
noun
1.
a narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, especially one through which a stream runs.
2.
a small canyon.
3.
a gluttonous meal.
4.
something that is swallowed; contents of the stomach.
5.
an obstructing mass:
an ice gorge.
6.
the seam formed at the point where the lapel meets the collar of a jacket or coat.
7.
Fortification. the rear entrance or part of a bastion or similar outwork.
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.
verb (used with object), gorged, gorging.
10.
to stuff with food (usually used reflexively or passively):
He gorged himself. They were gorged.
11.
to swallow, especially greedily.
12.
to choke up (usually used passively).
verb (used without object), gorged, gorging.
13.
to eat greedily.
Idioms
14.
make one's gorge rise, to evoke violent anger or strong disgust:
The cruelty of war made his gorge rise.
Origin
1325-1375
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 forms
gorgeable, adjective
gorgedly
[gawr-jid-lee] /ˈgɔr dʒɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
gorger, noun
Synonyms
1. defile, ravine, notch, gap. 10. glut, cram, fill. 11. devour. 11, 13. bolt, gulp, gobble.

gorge2

[gawrj] /gɔrdʒ/
noun, Heraldry.
1.
gurge (def 2).
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Examples for gorge
  • The gorge area is notably rich in conifer species.
  • Like many people, rats are happy to gorge themselves on tasty, high-fat treats.
  • Thanksgiving is a day to gorge on turkey with all the fixings.
  • For unimpeded consumption, breathe carefully through your nose while you gorge.
  • It's not easy to feel good about yourself when you've traveled dozens of miles out of your way to gorge yourself on ice cream.
  • They gorge on a daily diet of supposedly important economic data.
  • The oldest caves cluster around the middle of the gorge.
  • As glaciers melt, or retreat, these gorges and canyons are exposed.
  • They sit on the low branches and fence rows a yard away, watching the jay gorge himself, chattering away the whole time.
  • Forcing consumers to gorge on low prices and special deals puts off the restructuring that many firms need.
British Dictionary definitions for gorge

gorge

/ɡɔːdʒ/
noun
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.
(fortifications)
  1. a narrow rear entrance to a work
  2. the narrow part of a bastion or outwork
6.
(archaic) the throat or gullet
verb
7.
(intransitive) (falconry) (of hawks) to eat until the crop is completely full
8.
to swallow (food) ravenously
9.
(transitive) to stuff (oneself) with food
Derived Forms
gorgeable, adjective
gorger, noun
Word Origin
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 gorge
gorge
mid-14c., from O.Fr. gorge "throat, bosom," from L.L. gurges "gullet, throat, jaws," related to L. gurgulio "gullet." Transferred sense of "deep, narrow valley" was in O.Fr. The verbal meaning "eat greedily" (c.1300) is from O.Fr. gorger, from gorge.
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gorge 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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