Definitions for: Gulp

[n] a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp"
[n] a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
[v] utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly; "`Help,'" he gulped.
[v] eat greedily
[v] to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught; "My car gulped 20 gallons without even wiping its mouth."

Webster (1913) Definition: Gulp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gulped; p. pr. & vb. n.
Gulping.] [D. gulpen, cf. OD. golpe gulf.]
To swallow eagerly, or in large draughts; to swallow up; to
take down at one swallow.

He does not swallow, but he gulps it down. --Cowper.

The old man . . . glibly gulped down the whole
narrative. --Fielding.

To gulp up, to throw up from the stomach; to disgorge.

Gulp, n.
1. The act of taking a large mouthful; a swallow, or as much
as is awallowed at once.

2. A disgorging. [Colloq.]

Synonyms: devour, draft, draught, gulping, guttle, pig, quaff, raven, swig, swig

See Also: deglutition, drink, drink, eat, get down, imbibe, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, mouth, physiological reaction, reflex, speak, swallow, swallow, talk, unconditioned reflex, utter, verbalise, verbalize

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