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gulpverb

uk   us   /ɡʌlp/
[I or T] to ​eat or ​drinkfood or ​liquidquickly by ​swallowing it in ​largeamounts, or to make a ​swallowingmovement because of ​fear, ​surprise, or ​excitement: She gulped down her ​drink and made a ​hastyexit. When it was his ​turn to ​dive, he gulped and ​stepped up onto the ​divingboard. [T] to ​breathe in a ​largeamount of ​air very ​quickly
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gulpnoun [C]

uk   us   /ɡʌlp/
an ​act of gulping: He ​swallowed his ​drink in one gulp. She ​rose to the ​surface of the ​wateronce every ​minute to get/take a gulp of ​air.
(Definition of gulp from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gulpverb [I/T]

 us   /ɡʌlp/
to ​eat or ​drinkfood or ​liquidquickly by ​swallowing it in ​largeamounts: [T] Ray gulped the last of his ​coffee and ​pushed back his ​chair. to make a ​swallowingmovement because of ​fear, ​surprise, or ​excitement: [I] "I ​find this a very ​confusingconversation to have," he ​exclaimed, gulping.
gulp
noun [C]  us   /ɡʌlp/
He ​swallowed his ​drink in one gulp.
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of gulp from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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