In this video English lesson, part of my Daily Dose of English series from 2010-2011, I look at Gobble
Gobble up and gobble down are phrasal verbs. Gobble down means to eat something very quickly and with enthusiasm. Kids gobble down sweets, given half a chance. Gobble down is a separable phrasal verb. This means that you can separate the verb gobble from the particle, down. Kids gobble sweets down, given half a chance.
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