swallow in one gulp


swallow in one gulp
swallow whole, take down the throat and into the stomach in one movement

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • gulp — I UK [ɡʌlp] / US verb Word forms gulp : present tense I/you/we/they gulp he/she/it gulps present participle gulping past tense gulped past participle gulped 1) gulp or gulp down [transitive] to swallow food or drink quickly in a way that shows… …   English dictionary

  • gulp — gulp1 [ gʌlp ] verb 1. ) gulp or gulp down transitive to swallow food or drink quickly in a way that shows you are very hungry 2. ) intransitive to make a noise as you swallow air because you are surprised, excited, or afraid 3. ) gulp or gulp in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gulp — gulp1 [gʌlp] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from Middle Dutch gulpen to swallow ] 1.) also gulp down [T] to swallow large quantities of food or drink quickly = ↑bolt ▪ She gulped down her breakfast and ran for the bus. 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gulp — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 amount you swallow when you gulp ADJECTIVE ▪ big, deep, great, huge, large, long VERB + GULP ▪ take …   Collocations dictionary

  • gulp — 1 verb 1 (T) also gulp sth down to swallow something quickly: She gulped down the rest of her coffee and left. 2 (T) also gulp sth in to take in quick large breaths of air: We rushed outside and gulped in the sweet fresh air. 3 (I) to swallow… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gulp — [[t]gʌ̱lp[/t]] gulps, gulping, gulped 1) VERB If you gulp something, you eat or drink it very quickly by swallowing large quantities of it at once. [V n] She quickly gulped her tea. 2) VERB If you gulp, you swallow air, often making a noise in… …   English dictionary

  • gulp — v. & n. v. 1 tr. (often foll. by down) swallow hastily, greedily, or with effort. 2 intr. swallow gaspingly or with difficulty; choke. 3 tr. (foll. by down, back) stifle, suppress (esp. tears). n. 1 an act of gulping (drained it at one gulp). 2… …   Useful english dictionary

  • gulp — gulper, n. gulpingly, adv. gulpy, adj. /gulp/, v.i. 1. to gasp or choke, as when taking large drafts of a liquid. v.t. 2. to swallow eagerly, or in large drafts or morsels (often fol. by down): He gulps down his food like a starving man. 3. to… …   Universalium

  • swallow — 1. verb /ˈswɒləʊ,ˈswɑ.loʊ/ a) To cause (food, drink etc.) to pass from the mouth into the stomach; to take into the stomach through the throat. What the liquor was I do not know, but it was not so strong but that I could swallow it in great gulps …   Wiktionary

  • Gulp — Gulp, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gulped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gulping}.] [D. gulpen, cf. OD. golpe gulf.] To swallow eagerly, or in large draughts; to swallow up; to take down at one swallow. [1913 Webster] He does not swallow, but he gulps it down.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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