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Gorge meaning

gorge - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself; " She stuffed herself at the dinner"; " The kids binged on icecream"
  2. 2. The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to the stomach.
  3. 3. A narrow passage or entrance
  4. 4. A defile between mountains.
  5. 5. That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl.
  6. 6. A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction; as, an ice gorge in a river.
  7. 7. A concave molding; a cavetto.
  8. 8. The groove of a pulley.
  9. 9. To glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate.
  10. 10. To eat greedily and to satiety.
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. The entrance into a bastion or other outwork of a fort; - usually synonymous with rear. See Illust. of Bastion.
  13. 13. The throat; narrow ravine.
  14. 14. To devour greedily; glut.

gorge - examples of usage

  1. After a couple of short beats we arrived at the spot on the forest road to Quedlinburg, a most romantic and picturesque gorge, where His Highness had arranged to meet us, and there we sat down and waited. - "The Secrets of Potsdam", William Le Queux.
  2. We got over it, however, and soon afterwards had to pass through a gorge in the only range of hills we had to cross. - "Adventures in Australia", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. With the chance of another visit from the bushrangers, we did not like to go far from the camp; but we shot as many birds as we wanted, though Toby would have been happier had we brought him a kangaroo, that he might gorge himself to his heart's content. - "Adventures in Australia", W.H.G. Kingston.
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