- The definition of a gulp is an amount swallowed, or an act of deep or quick swallowing or inhaling.
An example of a gulp is swallowing two ounces of water all in one swig.
- Gulp is defined as to swallow or inhale quickly or deeply.
An example of gulp is to swallow massive swigs of soda.
- to swallow hastily, greedily, or in large amounts
- to choke back as if swallowing; repress (a sob, etc.)
Origin: Middle English gulpen, probably from Dutch gulpen, to gulp down, akin to Old English gielpan: see yelp
- the act of gulping
- the amount swallowed at one time
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verb gulped, gulp·ing, gulps verb, transitive
- To swallow greedily or rapidly in large amounts: gulp down coffee.
- To choke back by or as if by swallowing.
- To choke or gasp, as in swallowing large amounts of liquid.
- To swallow air audibly, as in nervousness.
- The act of gulping.
- A large amount swallowed at one time.
Origin: From Middle English gulpen or from Flemish or Dutch gulpen.
- gulpˈer noun
- gulpˈing·ly adverb
gulp - Computer Definition
An unspecified number of bytes.
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