gobble up

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gobble up (third-person singular simple present gobbles up, present participle gobbling up, simple past and past participle gobbled up)

  1. (transitive) To consume something rapidly.
  2. (by extension, figuratively) To continually absorb or expand through annexation.
    The city grew over the years by gobbling up land around its limits.

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