gobble up - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [transitive] informal
present tense
I/you/we/theygobble up
he/she/itgobbles up
present participlegobbling up
past tensegobbled up
past participlegobbled up
  1. 1
    to use a lot of something very quickly

    The military gobbles up all the money.

  2. 3
    same as gobble (sense 1)

    The cakes had all been gobbled up.

See also main entry: gobble