There are 2 definitions of gobble in English:

gobble1

Line breaks: gob¦ble
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɒb(ə)l
 
/

verb

[with object] (often gobble something up)
1Eat (something) hurriedly and noisily: he gobbled up the rest of his sandwich
More example sentences
  • Any bread left in the kitchenette was gobbled up to the last crumb by our resident elves.
  • ‘We think that their eggs would be gobbled up by something if they didn't basically hide them in the gill chamber,’ she said.
  • At Aunt Poogee's gentle encouragement, Hope places her special dessert on the table alongside the other family dishes and watches with pride and joy as her peppermint pickles are gobbled up.
Synonyms
eat greedily/hungrily, guzzle, bolt, gulp, swallow hurriedly, devour, wolf, cram, gorge (oneself) on, gorge oneself
informal tuck into, put/pack away, demolish, polish off, scoff (down), down, stuff (down), murder, shovel down, stuff one's face (with), pig oneself (on), nosh
British informal gollop, shift
North American informal scarf (down/up), snarf (down/up)
1.1Use a large amount of (something) very quickly: these old houses just gobble up money
More example sentences
  • In fact, about four-fifths of your premium is gobbled up by the commission that your lender creams off.
  • So, the lower the charges, the less of your money is gobbled up and the better chance you have of matching the market.
  • Also, these plans have pretty steep fees, so a large chunk of your money is gobbled up in charges.
1.2(Of a large organization) incorporate or take over (a smaller one): this small department was gobbled up by the Ministry of Transport
More example sentences
  • Broadcast networks were gobbled up by corporate parents and cable TV began to eat into the number of their viewers.
  • Well, if Softbank and Nomura and the rest don't watch out they will be gobbled up too.
  • I have a kind of fondness for the old poorly done by clubs like Fitzroy, even if they have been gobbled up by the Lions.

Origin

early 17th century: probably from gob1.

Definition of gobble in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day anomalous
Pronunciation: əˈnɒm(ə)ləs
adjective
deviating from what is standard, normal, or expected

There are 2 definitions of gobble in English:

gobble2

Line breaks: gob¦ble
Pronunciation: /ˈɡɒb(ə)l
 
/

verb

[no object]
(Of a turkeycock) make a characteristic swallowing sound in the throat.
More example sentences
  • Back in 1505, turkeys were still gobbling innocently around America.
  • A wild turkey gobbled, and we returned to camp for dinner beneath a full moon.
  • He had the children stay with him low in the bushes as the turkey gobbled away from inside the bag.

Origin

late 17th century: imitative, perhaps influenced by gobble1.

Definition of gobble in: