Pronunciation: (gulp), [key]
to gasp or choke, as when taking large drafts of a liquid.
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.
1. the act of gulping: He drank the whole bottle of beer in one gulp.
2. the amount swallowed at one time; mouthful.
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