gulp [guhlp] /gʌlp/ Show IPA
verb (used without object)
to gasp or choke, as when taking large drafts of a liquid.
verb (used with object)
to swallow eagerly, or in large drafts or morsels (often followed by down
He gulps down his food like a starving man.
to suppress, subdue, or choke back as if by swallowing:
to gulp down a sob.
the act of gulping:
He drank the whole bottle of beer in one gulp.
the amount swallowed at one time; mouthful.
1400–50; late Middle English gulpen (v.); compare Dutch gulpen, Norwegian glupa
2. wolf, gobble, quaff, bolt, devour, guzzle.