gulper


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gulp

 (gŭlp)
v. gulped, gulp·ing, gulps
v.tr.
1. To swallow greedily or rapidly in large amounts: gulp down coffee.
2. To choke back by or as if by swallowing.
v.intr.
1. To choke or gasp, as in swallowing large amounts of liquid.
2. To swallow air audibly, as in nervousness.
n.
1. The act of gulping.
2. A large amount swallowed at one time.

[From Middle English gulpen or from Flemish or Dutch gulpen.]

gulp′er n.
gulp′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gulper - a drinker who swallows large amounts greedily
drinker - a person who drinks liquids
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