Meaning of “gulp” in the English Dictionary

"gulp" in British English

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uk /ɡʌlp/ us /ɡʌlp/

gulpnoun [ C ]

uk /ɡʌlp/ us /ɡʌlp/

(Definition of “gulp” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gulp" in American English

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gulpverb [ I/T ]

us /ɡʌlp/

to eat or drink food or liquid quickly by swallowing it in large amounts:

[ T ] Ray gulped the last of his coffee and pushed back his chair.

to make a swallowing movement because of fear, surprise, or excitement:

[ I ] "I find this a very confusing conversation to have," he exclaimed, gulping.
noun [ C ] us /ɡʌlp/

He swallowed his drink in one gulp.

Phrasal verb(s)

(Definition of “gulp” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)