Definition of 'gulp'

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Example sentences containing 'gulp'

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I gulp my tea down hastily. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I can only drink them if I do it in one gulp. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Stress can cause you to gulp down excess air without realising it. The Sun (2013)Some people gulp air down into their stomach when they are tense. The Sun (2016)And then the answer is like a big gulp of air. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The player takes a gulp of lager. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He takes a gulp of his pint. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The good thing is you can get it down in one gulp. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It enhances the sense that one is seeing the entire composition in one marvellous gulp. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Has she got the resolve not to down it in one gulp? The Sun (2013)He keeps salt in the sugar bowl and is contrite when the photographer takes a gulp of salty tea. Times, Sunday Times (2009)If you still have no ticket then take a large gulp and pay for some of those that still remain. Times, Sunday Times (2015)When you get uptight, you tend to gulp down air. The Sun (2011) Take a gulp now, of air. Times, Sunday Times (2013)They swallow the cherry in one gulp, sometimes including the stalk. Times, Sunday Times (2009)I seized the glass and drank the contents down in one gulp. Carlos Acosta No Way Home: A Cuban Dancer's Tale (2007)I grabbed a glass of orange juice and dispatched it all in one gulp. Jan Fennell FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)We also seem to adore big beasts that could swallow our pets in one gulp, with fleas as an aperitif. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We usually gulp down air which ends up bloating the system when we eat quickly, talk when we eat and when we are stressed. The Sun (2010)He takes a gulp of air and begins: 'Oh what a beautiful morning! Times, Sunday Times (2011)He said of his emotions on the podium: 'I took a huge gulp of air. The Sun (2012)This is a balloon, plain and simple, into which we regularly blow another gulp of air. Times, Sunday Times (2016)After clawing my way back to the surface, I furiously gulp mouthfuls of air. The Sun (2013)

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Translations for 'gulp'

British English: gulp VERB
If you gulp something, you eat or drink it very quickly.
She quickly gulped her tea.
British English: gulp NOUN
A gulp of air, food, or drink, is a large amount of it that you swallow at once.
I took in a large gulp of air.
  • American English: gulp
  • Brazilian Portuguese: gole
  • Chinese: 一大口
  • European Spanish: bocanada {or} bocado {or} trago
  • French: gorgée
  • German: Schluck
  • Italian: boccata
  • Japanese: 一飲み
  • Korean: 꿀꺽 한 입
  • European Portuguese: gole
  • Spanish: bocanada


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