Definition of gulp
- gulp down a sob
- gulp down knowledge
She told him not to gulp his food.
The exhausted racers lay on the ground, gulping air.
The exhausted racers were gulping for air.
I gulped nervously before beginning my speech.
“That's a lot of money,” she gulped.
He gulped back tears as he thanked the rescuers.
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: to eat or swallow (something) quickly or in large amounts
: to take (air) into your lungs quickly
: to swallow because of strong emotion (such as fear or shock)
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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