gulp

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Pronunciation[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
gulp

Plural
gulps

  1. A gulp is an act of eating or drinking.
  2. A gulp is the sound of swallowing, sometimes indicating fear.

Verb[change]

Plain form
gulp

Third-person singular
gulps

Past tense
gulped

Past participle
gulped

Present participle
gulping

  1. If you gulp, you swallow (drink or food) quickly or in large mouthfuls, and usually can be heard.
    He does not swallow, but he gulps it down.
  2. If you gulp, you react nervously by swallowing.