gobble up
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gobble up(
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A pronominal verb phrase combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Se dio cuenta del problema.)
pronominal verb phrase
1.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(general)
a. engullirse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
After turkey came the apple pie, which we gobbled up in a matter of minutes.Después del pavo vino la tarta de manzana, que nos engullimos en cuestión de minutos.
The hens gobbled up the corn.Las gallinas se engulleron el maíz.
b. tragarse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
The children gobbled up the spaghetti as soon as the plates hit the table.Los niños se tragaron los espaguetis en cuanto los platos llegaron a la mesa.
c. zamparse
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
My brothers gobbled up the pizza before I could even get a slice.Mis hermanos se zamparon la pizza sin que yo pudiera comer ni un trozo.
d. devorarse
Everyone gobbled up the grapes at the stroke of midnight.Todos se devoraron las uvas al dar la medianoche.
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gobble up
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. engullir
to g up one's foodengullir la comida
to g up money/resourcesconsumir mucho dinero/muchos recursos
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