gobble down

gobble down
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "gobble down":
present tense I/you/we/they gobble down he/she/it gobbles down present participle gobbling down past tense gobbled down past participle gobbled down
same as gobble 1)

He gobbled down his lunch and left.

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