gulping


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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.

gulping

(ˈɡʌlpɪŋ)
adj
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 ?
said Hepzibah to herself, gulping down a very bitter emotion, and, since she could not rid herself of it, trying to drive it back into her heart.
thou grinning whale, but there'll be plenty of gulping soon
he suddenly exclaimed, gulping down very resolutely some kind of rising in his throat, and turning suddenly round upon the woman.
With this permission Sancho settled himself as comfortably as he could on his beast, and taking out of the alforjas what he had stowed away in them, he jogged along behind his master munching deliberately, and from time to time taking a pull at the bota with a relish that the thirstiest tapster in Malaga might have envied; and while he went on in this way, gulping down draught after draught, he never gave a thought to any of the promises his master had made him, nor did he rate it as hardship but rather as recreation going in quest of adventures, however dangerous they might be.
Meanwhile, Martin, totally oblivious of any cause for storm, was making trips to and from the barrel which contained shorts mixed with water' skimmed milk and house slops, the screaming, scrambling shoats gulping the pork-making mixture as rapidly as he could fetch it.
A series of gulping sobs followed, diminishing by degrees into silence.
Laying my head against Sir Henry's broad shoulder I burst into tears; and I think that I heard Good gulping away on the other side, and swearing hoarsely at himself for doing so.
For a moment nothing was to be seen but tumbled water, and--then there came belching up from below, with immense gulping noises, eructations of steam and air and petrol and fragments of canvas and woodwork and men.