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gulp

verb
 
 
/ɡʌlp/
DRINK/EAT [T] ( also gulp down) to drink or eat something quickly: I just had time to gulp down a cup of coffee before I left.EatingBiting, chewing and swallowingDrinking
BREATHE [I, T] to breathe in large amounts of airBreathing and stopping breathing
SWALLOW [I] to swallow suddenly, sometimes making a noise, because you are nervous or surprised: She gulped when she saw him coming towards her.EatingBiting, chewing and swallowingDrinking
gulp noun [C] He took a large gulp of tea.
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