1. To consume, usually used with "up". "The output spy gobbles characters out of a tty output buffer."

2. To obtain, usually used with "down". "I guess I'll gobble down a copy of the documentation tomorrow."

See also snarf.

[Jargon File]

Last updated: 2010-01-19

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