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v. gulped, gulp·ing, gulps
1. To swallow greedily or rapidly in large amounts: gulp down coffee.
2. To choke back by or as if by swallowing.
1. To choke or gasp, as in swallowing large amounts of liquid.
2. To swallow air audibly, as in nervousness.
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.


characterized by the noise made when gulping air
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gulping - a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowinggulping - a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
2.gulping - the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidlygulping - the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidly
drinking, imbibing, imbibition - the act of consuming liquids
References in classic literature ?
Also, I was gulping it down like medicine, in nauseous haste to get the ordeal over.
he said, gulping down his sobs, and with both hands brushing away the tears that filled his eyes.
There was a tremendous gulping movement and the beer was gone.
THE war criminal ex-commander of Bosnian Croat forces died yesterday after gulping back poison when he was told his appeal against his sentence had failed.
Summary: Eluru (Andhra Pradesh) [India], November 2 (ANI): In a tragic incident, a four-year-old boy died after gulping a rubber toy in a snack packet accidently in Eluru town of West Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh.