gorge

Your gorge refers to your throat, your stomach, and/or the passage between the two. Use this word figuratively when you want to indicate disgust. Your gorge will most likely rise at the sight of the roasted monkey knuckles.

Think of your stomach when you use gorge as a verb because it means "to overeat." You may enjoy gorging on ice cream and chocolate while you're eating it, but the stomachache afterword won't be very pleasant. Gorge can also mean a narrow passage between mountains or cut into rock ledges. A bumper sticker promoting upstate New York reads, “Ithaca is gorges.” This is a play on the word gorgeous, meaning beautiful, and the beautiful ravines in the area.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: gorge

1
n
a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
2
v
overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: gorge
1

n a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)

Examples:
Cataract Canyon
a tributary of the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon
the enormous gorge of the Colorado River in northern Arizona
Olduvai Gorge
a gorge in northeastern Tanzania where anthropologists have found some of the earliest human remains
Types:
flume, gulch
a narrow gorge with a stream running through it
Type of:
ravine
a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)

n a narrow pass (especially one between mountains)

Synonyms:
defile
Type of:
mountain pass, notch, pass
the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

n the passage between the pharynx and the stomach

Synonyms:
esophagus, gullet, oesophagus
Type of:
passage, passageway
a path or channel or duct through or along which something may pass
muscle system, muscular structure, musculature
the muscular system of an organism
2

v overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself

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