gobble up

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Related to gobble up: gobble down, follow suit, catch up, in the first place, the likes of
  • verb

Synonyms for gobble up

eat a large amount of food quickly

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But managing all these volumes is another story: Email administration tasks gobble up 43% of IT support costs.
While dot-corns continue to gobble up office space throughout Manhattan, the last six months have seen a new contender in the real estate and construction market, largely as a result of dot-corn growth: law firms.
The contenders are raring to go: Wall Street Women of Granada Hills, a group of mostly hairdressers who can't wait to pit their scissor-sharp skills against the others; the Money Hungry Investment Club of Northridge, a group of professionals who just might gobble up the competition; the Goddesses, a team of female friends meeting in Newbury Park who look for divine guidance; Divided Assets, a Chatsworth coed investment club that will try to divide and conquer; and Fiscal Therapy, a group of teachers in San Fernando who might end up teaching the rest a thing or two about investing.
Livestock raised for meat gobble up 40 percent of all the grain harvested on Earth--enough to feed millions.
A big company share seeking more than shared profits or equity could gobble up its partner in a buyout.