Definition of gorge in English:
- Their great pale grey slopes are breached all along the coast by a number of steep, rocky gorges with towering vertical walls.
- The hour-long flight takes in both sections of the Gregory National Park and passes over luxuriant river valleys, yawning gorges, rocky ravines and a chain of magnificent flattop sandstone mesas.
- The obstacles created by the highlands, valleys, and gorges found in the mountain regions fostered strong cultural and linguistic differences.
- Of the roughage used for falcons in captivity, there are two kinds: plumage and cotton, the latter of which is generally in pellets about the size of hazelnuts, made of soft fine cotton, and conveyed into the hawk's gorge after supper.
- They are afterwards ejected from the mouth in somewhat of an egg-shape, and cleanse the gorge.
- Leaders of combat teams should know where to set up an ambush - on the roads and paths along cornices and gorges, on slopes forming entrances to gorges, in populated centers and so on.
- He then saw a group of soldiers pinned down at the entrance of the gorge.
- First, waves of US planes dropped more than 40 bombs on their positions, concentrated in the gorge that provides entrance to the city.
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- Instead, they will be too busy customising their character with hairstyles and tattoos, or getting fat by gorging on junk food.
- Again, it goes back to social expectation - being able to gorge on food has now become a sort of unconsidered fashion.
- It is said that he once excluded all other foods, gorging only on broccoli prepared in the Apician manner for an entire month.
Middle English (as a verb): from Old French gorger, from gorge 'throat', based on Latin gurges 'whirlpool'. The noun originally meant 'throat' and is from Old French gorge; sense 1 of the noun dates from the mid 18th century.
The Old French word gorge meant ‘throat’ and was adopted into English with the same meaning, hence to gorge yourself is to shovel food down your throat. It came to mean ‘the contents of the stomach’, and when we talk about someone's gorge rising in disgust it is in this sense. A gorge is also a narrow valley between hills, a sense that emerged in the middle of the 18th century from the idea of this geographical feature being narrow like a throat.
one's gorge rises
- One is sickened or disgusted: the pork smelt rancid and his gorge roseMore example sentences
- But the fellow is so blaringly (sorry, glaringly) mendacious and so sickeningly politically correct - in short, so palpably a 21st century man - that my gorge rises.
- God, just when I try to think of more to say about the show, my gorge rises and I can't imagine that any network concerned about the quality of programming, would have canceled it.
- He may have to swallow his gorge, but unlike that of so many I see in the libertarian and patriot movements, at least his gorge rises.
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- You'll probably get more drops from the feeders and gorgers, they seem to drop stuff more often.
- When the gorger was found as a little kitten he was starving and has yet to stop eating.
- It was hypothesized that gorgers would have lower metabolic rates, more body fat, lower energy and higher fat intakes, and more pathological eating attitudes than non-gorgers.
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