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Noun, Verb (usu participle)


Noun Gorge has 3 senses

Verb Gorge has 1 sense


Gorgen. [F. gorge, LL. gorgia, throat, narrow pass, and gorga abyss, whirlpool, prob. fr. L. gurgea whirlpool, gulf, abyss; cf. Skr. gargara whirlpool, g\'f0 to devour. Cf. Gorget.].
  •  The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to the stomach.  [1913 Webster]
    "Wherewith he gripped her gorge with so great pain."  [1913 Webster]
    "Now, how abhorred! . . . my gorge rises at it."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A narrow passage or entrance  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or other fowl.  [1913 Webster]
    "And all the way, most like a brutish beast,
    e spewed up his gorge, that all did him detest.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an obstruction; as, an ice gorge in a river.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A concave molding; a cavetto.  Gwilt.  [1913 Webster]
  •  The groove of a pulley.  [1913 Webster]
  •  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.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Gorge circle (Gearing), the outline of the smallest cross section of a hyperboloid of revolution. -- Circle of the gorge (Math.), a minimum circle on a surface of revolution, cut out by a plane perpendicular to the axis. -- Gorge fishing, trolling with a dead bait on a double hook which the fish is given time to swallow, or gorge. -- Gorge hook, two fishhooks, separated by a piece of lead. Knight.
Gorgev. t. [F. gorger. See Gorge, n.].
  •  To swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in large mouthfuls or quantities.  [1913 Webster]
    "The fish has gorged the hook."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate.  [1913 Webster]
    "The giant gorged with flesh."  [1913 Webster]
    "Gorge with my blood thy barbarous appetite."  [1913 Webster]
Gorgev. i. 
     To eat greedily and to satiety.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]


Gorge, n. & v.
1 a narrow opening between hills or a rocky ravine, often with a stream running through it.
2 an act of gorging; a feast.
3 the contents of the stomach; what has been swallowed.
4 the neck of a bastion or other outwork; the rear entrance to a work.
5 US a mass of ice etc. blocking a narrow passage.
1 intr. feed greedily.
2 tr. a (often refl.) satiate, glut. b swallow, devour greedily.

cast the gorge at reject with loathing. one's gorge rises at one is sickened by.
gorger n.
ME f. OF gorge throat ult. f. L gurges whirlpool



abysm, abyss, allay, arroyo, bar, barrier, batten, blank wall, blind alley, blind gut, block, blockade, blockage, bolt, bolt down, bottleneck, box canyon, breach, break, canyon, cavity, cecum, chap, chasm, check, chimney, chink, choke, choking, choking off, cleft, cleuch, clog, clough, clove, cloy, col, congest, congestion, constipation, costiveness, coulee, couloir, crack, cram, cranny, crevasse, crevice, crowd, cul-de-sac, cut, cwm, dead end, defile, dell, devour, dike, ditch, donga, draw, drench, embolism, embolus, engorge, esophagus, excavation, fauces, fault, fill, fill up, fissure, flaw, flume, fracture, furrow, gap, gape, gash, gill, glut, gluttonize, gobble, goozle, gormandize, groove, gulch, gulf, gullet, gully, gulp, gulp down, guttle, guzzle, hals, hole, impasse, impediment, incision, infarct, infarction, jade, jam, jam-pack, joint, kloof, leak, live to eat, moat, notch, nullah, obstacle, obstipation, obstruction, opening, overburden, overcharge, overdose, overeat, overfeed, overfill, overgorge, overindulge, overlade, overload, oversaturate, overstuff, overweight, pack, pall, pass, passage, pharynx, raven, ravine, rent, rift, rime, rupture, sate, satiate, satisfy, saturate, scissure, sealing off, seam, slake, slit, slot, soak, split, stall, stodge, stop, stoppage, strangulation, stuff, supercharge, supersaturate, surcharge, surfeit, swallow, throat, trench, valley, void, vomit, wadi, weasand, wizen, wolf, wolf down




VB superabound, overabound, know no bounds, swarm, meet one at every turn, creep with, crawl with, bristle with, overflow, run over, flow over, well over, brim over, run riot, overrun, overstock, overlay, overcharge, overdose, overfeed, overburden, overload, overdo, overwhelm, overshoot the mark, surcharge, supersaturate, gorge, glut, load, drench, whelm, inundate, deluge, flood, drug, drug the market, hepatize, choke, cloy, accloy, suffocate, pile up, lay on thick, impregnate with, lavish, send coals to Newcastle, carry coals to Newcastle, carry owls to Athens, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, pisces natare docere, kill the slain, gild refined gold, gild the lily, butter one's bread on both sides, put butter upon bacon, employ a steam engine to crack a nut, exaggerate, wallow in roll in, remain on one's hands, hang heavy on hand, go a begging.


N gluttony, greed, avarice, greediness, voracity, epicurism, good living, high living, edacity, gulosity, crapulence, guttling, guzzling, pantophagy, good cheer, blow out, feast, gastronomy, batterie de cuisine, epicure, bon vivant, gourmand, glutton, cormorant, hog, belly god, Apicius, gastronome, gourmet, v, gormandize, gorge, overgorge, overeat oneself, engorge, eat one's fill, cram, stuff, guttle, guzzle, bolt, devour, gobble up, gulp, raven, eat out of house and home, have the stomach of an ostrich, play a good knife and fork, pamper, gluttonous, greedy, gormandizing, edacious, omnivorous, crapulent, swinish, avaricious, selfish, pampered, overfed, overgorged, jejunus raro stomachus vulgaria temnit.


N interval, interspace, separation, break, gap, opening, hole, chasm, hiatus, caesura, interruption, interregnum, interstice, lacuna, cleft, mesh, crevice, chink, rime, creek, cranny, crack, chap, slit, fissure, scissure, rift, flaw, breach, rent, gash, cut, leak, dike, ha-ha, gorge, defile, ravine, canon, crevasse, abyss, abysm, gulf, inlet, frith, strait, gully, pass, furrow, abra, barranca, barranco, clove, gulch, notch, yawning gulf, hiatus maxime, hiatus valde deflendus, parenthesis, void, incompleteness, period, interim (time), with an interval, far between, breachy, rimose, rimulose, at intervals, longo intervallo.


VB sate, satiate, satisfy, saturate, cloy, quench, slake, pall, glut, gorge, surfeit, bore, tire, spoil, have enough of, have quite enough of, have one's fill, have too much of, be satiated.

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