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gorge (verb) eat excessively and greedily.

When a person gorges on something they eat a lot of it until they cannot eat any longer. When a person gorges themselves, for example, on fish, they eat a large quantity of it greedily until they cannot eat anymore. Vultures gorge themselves on the rotten flesh of dead animals. That is, they eat greedily the flesh of the dead animals.

  • Charles gorged himself on the beef served at the dinner. His eating so much of it upset his stomach and all through the next day, he was sick and had loose motions.
  • The wolves tearing the flesh of the dead deer as they gorged themselves on it was at the same time a pitiable and disgusting sight.
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