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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gulp  \Gulp\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  taking  a  large  mouthful;  a  swallow,  or  as  much 
  as  is  awallowed  at  once. 
 
  2.  A  disgorging.  [Colloq.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  He  does  not  swallow,  but  he  gulps  it  down  --Cowper. 
 
  The  old  man  .  .  .  glibly  gulped  down  the  whole 
  narrative.  --Fielding. 
 
  {To  gulp  up},  to  throw  up  from  the  stomach;  to  disgorge. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gulp 
  n  1:  a  large  and  hurried  swallow;  "he  finished  it  at  a  single 
  gulp"  [syn:  {draft},  {draught},  {swig}] 
  2:  a  spasmodic  reflex  of  the  throat  made  as  if  in  swallowing 
  [syn:  {gulping}] 
  v  1:  to  swallow  hurriedly  or  greedily  or  in  one  draught:  "My  car 
  gulped  20  gallons  without  even  wiping  its  mouth."  [syn: 
  {quaff},  {swig}] 
  2:  utter  or  make  a  noise,  as  when  swallowing  too  quickly; 
  "`Help,'"  he  gulped. 
  3:  eat  greedily  [syn:  {devour},  {guttle},  {raven},  {pig}] 




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