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Definition of gurgle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    gurgle

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːɡl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrɡl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gurgle
    BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːɡl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrɡl//
     
    he / she / it gurgles
    BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːɡlz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrɡlz//
     
    past simple gurgled
    BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːɡld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrɡld//
     
    past participle gurgled
    BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːɡld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrɡld//
     
    -ing form gurgling
    BrE BrE//ˈɡɜːɡlɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɜːrɡlɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] to make a sound like water flowing quickly through a narrow space Water gurgled through the pipes. The water made a gurgling noise as it ran down the drain. a gurgling stream
  2. 2[intransitive] if a baby gurgles, it makes a noise in its throat when it is happy The baby gurgled happily. She gurgled with laughter.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: imitative, or directly from Dutch gorgelen, German gurgeln, or medieval Latin gurgulare, all from Latin gurgulio ‘gullet’.
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