gobble

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gobble

(1)
To consume, usually used with "up". "The output spy gobbles characters out of a tty output buffer."

gobble

(2)
To obtain, usually used with "down". "I guess I'll gobble down a copy of the documentation tomorrow."

See also snarf.
References in classic literature ?
In their sty, moreover, they behaved more piggishly than the pigs that had been born so; for they bit and snorted at one another, put their feet in the trough, and gobbled up their victuals in a ridiculous hurry; and, when there was nothing more to be had, they made a great pile of themselves among some unclean straw, and fell fast asleep.
This was proved by the hamadryad, who, being exceedingly fond of mischief, threw another handful of acorns before the twenty- two newly-restored people; whereupon down they wallowed in a moment, and gobbled them up in a very shameful way.
There, in the sight of the Eagle, the Fox gobbled them up.
As she entered the Shaws' parlor an hour or two later, an appalling array of well-dressed girls appeared, each provided with a dainty reticule, basket, or bag, and each tongue going a good deal faster than the needle, while the white fingers stitched sleeves in upside down, put flannel jackets together hind part before, or gobbled button-holes with the best intentions in life.
We had gobbled down three armies one after another, and taken the conceit out of four Austrian generals; one of them, an old man who had white hair, had been roasted like a rat in the straw before Mantua.
They gobbled the farms, the mines, the factories, an' now they've gobbled the government.
Just gobbled and gobbled, till I found out how to do it.
Allowed several good bilingual radio stations in the north to be gobbled up by the totally bland monolingual.
With never a please or thank-you, he gobbled the hot dogs down.
Summary: A suspected bank robber may have eaten evidence when he gobbled up a piece of paper, US police have said.
I just gobbled around the yard for a few weeks, happy as a cow .
A big tom landed 45 yards away, gobbled twice, fanned his tail, puffing his body feathers and strutting stiff-legged among several hens scratching the ground debris.