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Noun: gulping  gúl-ping
  1. A spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
    - gulp
     
  2. The drinking of large mouthfuls rapidly
    - swilling, guzzling
Verb: gulp  gúlp
  1. To swallow hurriedly, greedily or in one draught
    "The men gulped down their beers";
    - quaff, swig, neck [Brit]
     
  2. Utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly
    "He gulped for help after choking on a big piece of meat"

Derived forms: gulpings

Type of: drink, drinking, imbibe, imbibing, imbibition, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, mouth, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, speak, talk, unconditioned reflex, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize

Encyclopedia: Gulp