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    emmasoderhag is offline Newbie
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    Smile "Gorge"

    I'm writing a fictional story and I was wondering about the word "gorge" and how it can/can't be used. Would it be okay to use it like this, or does it just sound wrong or weird to a native speaker? And even if it's not exactly wrong​, does it sound ugly? Poetic?

    "There was no more gold. The reign of king xxxxxxx had gorged it all."

    Can a reign gorge something? Figuratively,
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    Thanks in advance! :)

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    Re: "Gorge"

    Gorged usually means to consume something, usually in an ugly / lack of manners way. I've usually only seen it used for food, but I supposed that way would work. However, there are plenty of other words you could use instead.

    Like: "There was no more gold. The reign of king X had [squandered / spent / gambled / horded / etc. ]it all." The word you use should be according to what you actually want, but squandered and spent are closer to what you're looking for. I am not a teacher though so take what I have to say with a grain of sand. Hope I helped.

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