Gulp - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɡʌlp|  American pronunciation of the word gulp
Brit.  |ɡʌlp|  British pronunciation of the word gulp


- a large and hurried swallow(syn: draft, draught, swig)
- a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing (syn: gulping)


- to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught(syn: quaff, swig)
- utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly


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.

The soldier took pride in being able to gulp back a whole pint of beer at once.

She gulped down her drink and made a hasty exit.

He gulped down vast quantities of champagne at the party.

Before diving he gulped down.

She swallowed the whole spoonful at one gulp.

She gulped down her breakfast and ran for the bus.

I gulped when I saw the bill.

We rushed outside and gulped in the sweet fresh air.

He took a huge gulp of brandy.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: gulp
he/she/it: gulps
present participle: gulping
past tense: gulped
past participle: gulped
singular: gulp
plural: gulps
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