Pronunciation: (gôrj), [key]
n., v., gorged, gorg•ing.

1. a narrow cleft with steep, rocky walls, esp. 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. Fort.the rear entrance or part of a bastion or similar outwork. See diag. under bastion.
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.
10. make one's gorge rise, to evoke violent anger or strong disgust: The cruelty of war made his gorge rise.

1. to stuff with food (usually used reflexively or passively): He gorged himself. They were gorged.
2. to swallow, esp. greedily.
3. to choke up (usually used passively).

to eat greedily.


Pronunciation: (gôrj), [key]
n. Heraldry.
gurge (def. 2).

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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