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gulp

verb uk   us   /ɡʌlp/
[I or T] to eat or drink food or liquid quickly by swallowing it in large amounts, or to make a swallowing movement because of fear, surprise, or excitement: She gulped down her drink and made a hasty exit. When it was his turn to dive, he gulped and stepped up onto the diving board. [T] to breathe in a large amount of air very quickly
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gulp

noun [C] uk   us   /ɡʌlp/
an act of gulping: He swallowed his drink in one gulp. She rose to the surface of the water once every minute to get/take a gulp of air.
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