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Meaning of GULP

Pronunciation:  gulp

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

GULP is a 4 letter word that starts with G.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \Gulp\, n.
    1. The act of taking a large mouthful; a swallow, or as much
       as is awallowed at once.
    2. A disgorging. [Colloq.]
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