wolf down

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wolf down ‎(third-person singular simple present wolfs down, present participle wolfing down, simple past and past participle wolfed down)

  1. (idiomatic) To consume (food) quickly, often without regard for table manners.
    He wolfed down a ham sandwich..
    • 1994 July 21, Faye Fiore, “Congress relishes another franking privilege: Meat lobby puts on the dog with exclusive luncheon for lawmakers – experts on pork”[1], Los Angeles Times:
      Congressmen gleefully wolfed down every imaginable version of the hot dog – smoked kielbasas, jumbo grillers, Big & Juicy's, kosher dogs and spiced dogs []

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