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English definition of “gulp sth back”

gulp sth back

verb uk phrasal verb with gulp   /ɡʌlp/ us  
to try not to show that you are upset, usually by swallowing hard: She gulped back the tears.Controlling emotionsCalm and relaxedNot showing or feeling emotions
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