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Phrasal Verb. "Wolf Down"

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 Wolf Down


Synonyms: gulp down, devour, gorge on, etc.


"Wolf Down," an informal phrasal verb, takes center stage today, portraying the act of consuming something quickly and voraciously.


Imagine a busy morning when you hastily "wolf down" a hearty breakfast before rushing to work. In a sentence, you might share, "I had to wolf down my sandwich between meetings." Another example could be, "She tends to wolf down her meals when she's running late."


This versatile expression extends beyond food, finding application in scenarios like "I had to wolf down the report before the deadline" or "The students had to wolf down the information for the last-minute quiz."


Whether it's savoring a delicious meal or conquering a stack of paperwork, "wolf down" captures the essence of swift and eager consumption, making it a dynamic addition to your English vocabulary.




February, 2024

Posted by Oxford Language Club

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