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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