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Meaning of gulp

gulp

Pronunciation: (gulp), [key]
— v.i.
  1. to gasp or choke, as when taking large drafts of a liquid.
—v.t.
  1. to swallow eagerly, or in large drafts or morsels (often fol. by down): He gulps down his food like a starving man.
  2. to suppress, subdue, or choke back as if by swallowing: to gulp down a sob.
—n.
  1. the act of gulping: He drank the whole bottle of beer in one gulp.
  2. the amount swallowed at one time; mouthful.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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