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GOBBLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does gobble mean? 

GOBBLE (noun)
  The noun GOBBLE has 1 sense:

1. the characteristic sound made by a turkey cock

  Familiarity information: GOBBLE used as a noun is very rare.


GOBBLE (verb)
  The verb GOBBLE has 2 senses:

1. eat hastily without proper chewing
2. make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys

  Familiarity information: GOBBLE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GOBBLE (noun)


Sense 1gobble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The characteristic sound made by a turkey cock

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("gobble" is a kind of...):

cry (the characteristic utterance of an animal)


GOBBLE (verb)


Sense 1gobble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eat hastily without proper chewing

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

gobble; bolt

Context example:

Don't bolt your food!

Hypernyms (to "gobble" is one way to...):

eat (take in solid food)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

They gobble more bread

Also:

gobble up (eat a large amount of food quickly)


Sense 2gobble [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make a gurgling sound, characteristic of turkeys

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "gobble" is one way to...):

emit; let loose; let out; utter (express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words))

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


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