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gulp

gulp

 
 
pronunciation:
guhlp
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: gulped, gulping, gulps
definition: to choke or gasp, between, or as if between, swallows.
She could only gulp when the professor asked her if she was ready to present her paper to the class.
similar words:
choke, gag, gasp, strangle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to take large swallows of; consume rapidly (often fol. by down).
He came in from mowing the lawn and gulped down half a container of milk.
synonyms:
devour, swallow, swig, swill, wolf
similar words:
belt, bolt, consume, guzzle, quaff
definition 2: to suppress (an utterance) by or as if by swallowing.
synonyms:
choke, strangle, suppress
similar words:
smother, stifle
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of gulping.
synonyms:
swallow
similar words:
sip
definition 2: a large mouthful or swallow.
She drained the remaining coffee in her cup in one gulp.
synonyms:
mouthful, swallow, swig, swill
similar words:
sip
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derivations: gulpingly (adv.), gulper (n.)
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