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  • v. Present participle of gulp.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidly
  • n. a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing


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  • Tea-partiers, that "tea" you're gulping is actually Kool-Aid, and you're ALL being purchased with it.

    Tea Party Express unveils 'heroes,' 'targets'

  • They can't take it anymore and loudly exhale and begin gulping air, to which I respond, "That need."

    Why do you hunt?

  • (She asks while gulping from a soup-bowl-sized mug of the dark brown elixir that magically moves her from point A to B to C, etc., each morning.)

    Caffeine buzz

  • Woest, 58, who works as a volunteer for the Cancer Association in Pretoria, will speak to the health portfolio committee using a technique known as esophageal speech, which he describes as gulping in air and "letting it come out like a burp".

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It'll be impossible for him to give a speech without that bizarre 'gulping' open-mouth, jutting jaw tic that afflicts him and which he seems incapable of controlling.

    Is Gordon Brown At It Again?

  • She had sat down on the floor of the back lobby, the better to pull off the old socks she wore inside her boots, and at a kind of gulping sound from Betsy, she turned her head.

    Stormy Springtime

  • I want to live -- to live -- live, and be young, "gulping," with strong muscle and moist flesh.

    A Lady of Quality

  • After "gulping" down the six volumes of Buchez and Roux, he declares: "The clearest thing I got out of them is an immense disgust for the French ....

    The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters

  • I want to live -- to live -- live, and be young, "gulping," with strong muscles and moist flesh Sixty-nine years -- and they are gone! "

    A Lady of Quality

  • Tommy was chubby and constantly stood in front of the open refrigerator door gulping gallons of milk.

    Chicken Soup for the Soul: Grieving and Recovery


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