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gulp

gulp

 
 
pronunciation:
guhlp
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: gulped, gulping, gulps
definition 1: to quickly draw in a breath; to gasp.
She gulped when she saw the price tag on the dress.
similar words:
choke, gag, gasp, strangle
definition 2: to take large swallows of; drink or eat eagerly or rapidly (often followed by "down").
Rosa gulped down the juice and poured another glass.He gulped down his food and ran out the door.
synonyms:
devour, swallow, wolf
similar words:
bolt, consume
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of gulping.
The baby drank his milk in loud gulps.
synonyms:
swallow
similar words:
sip
definition 2: a large mouthful or swallow.
She took such a gulp of water, she coughed it up.
synonyms:
swallow
similar words:
sip
derivations: gulpingly (adv.), gulper (n.)
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