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.
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Your ears are perked for the distant, echoing gobble of an Osceola turkey.
When a torn gobbles (and is out of sight) but refuses to come in, get up, move around in small circles while yelping and then walk directly away from the bird; calling the whole time.
They stop at several different locations within a county to count the number of turkey gobbles they hear.
But managing it is another story: Email administration tasks, like backups and restores, gobbles up 43% of IT support costs.
Pac-Man is a can-do kinda gal--she gobbles up pellets, champs fruit and munches ghosts at record-breaking speeds.
If you're familiar with your territory, you get there opening day, you owl hoot and a turkey gobbles, ask yourself where he's going and why is he going to go there.
If he gobbles after your series of calls, shut it down completely for about 15 minutes.
Everything from overall populations, hen nesting behavior, weather and even the time of day will play a role in the frequency of gobbles.
Again, the gobbler cranked out a series of double and triple gobbles.
That was the story last week when a group called Gobbles Security claimed it was doing just that.
I blew a series of owl calls through the dead calm, and their faint echoes came back--but no gobbles.