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
a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
overeat or eat immodestly; make a pig of oneself
n a deep ravine (usually with a river running through it)
a tributary of the Grand Canyon
the enormous gorge of the Colorado River in northern Arizona
a gorge in northeastern Tanzania where anthropologists have found some of the earliest human remains
- Type of:
a deep narrow steep-sided valley (especially one formed by running water)