Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
Lizet Elaine
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Word of the Day 12/15/14 Gorge

Gorge (noun, verb)
gorge [gawrj]


noun
1. a narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, especially one through which a stream runs.
2. a small canyon.
3. a gluttonous meal.
4. something that is swallowed; contents of the stomach.
5. an obstructing mass: an ice gorge.
6. the seam formed at the point where the lapel meets the collar of a jacket or coat.
7. Fortification. the rear entrance or part of a bastion or similar outwork.
8. Also called gorge hook. a primitive type of fishhook consisting of a piece of stone or bone with sharpened ends and a hole or groove in the center for fastening a line.
9. the throat; gullet.

verb (used with object), gorged, gorging.
10. to stuff with food (usually used reflexively or passively): He gorged himself. They were gorged.
11. to swallow, especially greedily.
12. to choke up (usually used passively).

verb (used without object), gorged, gorging.
13. to eat greedily.

Idioms
14. make one's gorge rise, to evoke violent anger or strong disgust: The cruelty of war made his gorge rise.

Synonyms
1. defile, ravine, notch, gap.
10. glut, cram, fill.
11. devour.
11, 13. bolt, gulp, gobble.

Origin: 1325-75; (v.) Middle English < Old French gorger, derivative of gorge throat < Vulgar Latin *gorga, akin to Latin gurguliō gullet, throat, gurges whirlpool, eddy

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