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English definition of “gobble sth up”

gobble sth up

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with gobble   /ˈɡɒb.l̩/ us    /ˈɡɑː.bl̩/
to gobbleEatingBiting, chewing and swallowing to use a lot of your supply of something, usually money: The mounting legal costs quickly gobbled up their savings.Using and misusing
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