American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To devour greedily.
- v. To gorge; glut.
- v. To fill to excess, as with blood or other fluid.
- v. To feed ravenously.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To swallow; devour; gorge; properly, to swallow with greediness or in large quantities.
- To fill to excess; gorge; specifically, in medicine, to fill to excess with blood; cause hyperemia in.
- To devour; feed with eagerness or voracity.
- v. transitive To devour something greedily, gorge, glut.
- v. intransitive To feed ravenously.
- v. pathology To fill excessively with a body liquid, especially blood.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To gorge; to glut.
- v. To swallow with greediness or in large quantities; to devour.
- v. To feed with eagerness or voracity; to stuff one's self with food.
- v. overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
- French engorger, from Old French engorgier : en-, in; see en-1 + gorge, throat; see gorge. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Except, of course, when they watch football games or go on holiday to Spain, engorge vast quantities of beer, and turn into later-day Vandals.”
“We are not going back to the failed policies of trickle-down economics where targeted tax breaks engorge the rich and corporate elite while the rest of us scrape for scraps and thirst for the trickle!”
“The experienced are rendered obsolete, and grandparents are devalued; we all keep struggling to find the easiest way to do things, long after unnecessary expenditures of effort stop being life threatening -- and so we engorge.”
“The safe silliness of Beck's villain aside, progressive readers would be hard-pressed to disagree with the novel's main premise: a misinformed and apathetic populace has allowed America to be captured by oligarchic elites, elites who masterfully manipulate public opinion to perpetrate the system by which they engorge themselves on the citizenry.”
“Chemicals also get triggered in the penis that prevent the blood from easily flowing out, so that the tissues can stay filled with blood and engorge.”
“She beats herself up day after day, evening after evening, before, during, and after she engages in the-engorge-and-eliminate process.”
“(The "OUR" of course refers to Murdoch's News International mega-corporation -- not the millions of working-class Sun readers who will be economically raped and pillaged to pay for tax cuts that will massively engorge Murdoch's already swollen empire).”
“His idea has always been to engorge the middle and, in so doing, to cut off the blood-supply of the extremes.”
“Modern culture is defined by this extraordinary freedom to ransack the world storehouse and to engorge any and every style it comes upon", observes Daniel Bell in The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism.”
“Despite the locals 'attempts to engorge me with their foie gras at every meal, as well as with unending Three Musketeers references, I have very much enjoyed several days of tastings.”
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