eat a large amount of food quickly;
"The children gobbled down most of the birthday cake"
- My mother came up to me and held my hands tightly.
- The waves swallowed up the little boat.
- Flames licked up a row of buildings in a second.
- His spare men were soon swallowed up in the winter offensive.
- This may only take a moment, but those moments pile up and eat into time that could be spent doing other things.