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Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (verb-transitive) To swallow greedily or rapidly in large amounts: gulp down coffee.
  2. (verb-transitive) To choke back by or as if by swallowing.
  3. (verb-intransitive) To choke or gasp, as in swallowing large amounts of liquid.
  4. (verb-intransitive) To swallow air audibly, as in nervousness.
  5. (noun) The act of gulping.
  6. (noun) A large amount swallowed at one time.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. Every gulp is conscious, difficult, near-desperate, the flailing of a decked fish. - Waldo Jaquith - Me and my flu at 4:30 AM.
  2. Think about it, if you went to med school you'd still be in ... gulp ... school. - A Villain's Soliloquy
  3. He takes a gulp from a flask of brackish water and strains in the saddle as his horse slips and rights itself, sending stones bouncing down a steep, dry slope. - Excerpt: The Impressionist by Hari Kunzru
  4. There's nothing for it but to - "gulp" - open the can. - Archive 2007-02-01
  5. Yes | No | Report from fishallday wrote 34 weeks 1 day ago better call the gulp guy, we've got an infestation on our hands! - Caption Contest: Write the Best...


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