English version

gobble sth↔ up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgobble sth↔ up phrasal verb informal1 if one company gobbles up a smaller company, it buys it and takes control of it Air France gobbled up its main French rivals, Air Inter and UTA.2 to quickly use a lot of a supply of something such as money or land Inflation has gobbled up our wage increases.3 to eat something very quickly, especially in an impolite or greedy way We gobbled up all of the cake in one evening. gobble→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
gobble upA big white heron gallops out of the creek on his gawky orange legs and gobbles it up.She was about to grab it when a giant gecko sprang in a flash from the eaves and gobbled it up.The big fish, seeing the little one there, glides into the basket to gobble him up.They opened their mouths to show her sharp tongues and teeth, ready to bite, gobble her up.I gobbled it up and pointed that I wanted another.A.. The trend of companies gobbling each other up seems to have ended, which is nice.If gazing could gobble you up, she'd have been picked clean.Even if a bigger corporate fish gobbles it up, your service should continue uninterrupted.
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Verb table
gobble
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygobble
he, she, itgobbles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygobbled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gobbled
he, she, ithas gobbled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gobbled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill gobble
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gobbled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam gobbling
he, she, itis gobbling
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you, we, theyare gobbling
Past
I, he, she, itwas gobbling
you, we, theywere gobbling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been gobbling
he, she, ithas been gobbling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been gobbling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be gobbling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been gobbling
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