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.
Allowed several good bilingual radio stations in the north to be gobbled up by the totally bland monolingual.
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 .
I think a lot of that will be gobbled up in the first quarter," at which point, he says, he anticipates that the market will strengthen.
snuck into their vegetable gardens and gobbled up their turnips and carrots.
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.
In fact, the company is on the verge of being gobbled up by other cable operators.
At a time when sites in Manhattan are being gobbled up by developers keen to erect residential properties on them, the $5.
name in phenolics) gobbled up Vyncolit of Belgium, which not so long ago bought Rogers Corp.
But Telefonica and its Mexican rival Telefonos de Mexico haven't gobbled up everything in the region.