gulp

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v gulp utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly "He gulped for help after choking on a big piece of meat"
    • v gulp to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught "The men gulped down their beers"
    • n gulp a large and hurried swallow "he finished it at a single gulp"
    • n gulp a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Warn your hubby that after lovemaking in Ames, Iowa, he isn't allowed to take more than three gulps of beer while lying in bed with youor holding you in his arms.
    • Gulp A disgorging.
    • Gulp The act of taking a large mouthful; a swallow, or as much as is awallowed at once.
    • v. t Gulp 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.""The old man . . . glibly gulped down the whole narrative."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The 7-Eleven Extreme Gulp is 50% bigger than the volume of the human stomach
    • gulp To swallow eagerly or in large draughts; hence, figuratively (with down), to repress (emotion) as if by swallowing it.
    • n gulp An act of swallowing; a swallow; also, as much as is swallowed at once.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Beavers can swim half a mile underwater on one gulp of air.
    • v.t Gulp gulp to swallow eagerly or in large draughts
    • n Gulp a swallow: as much as is swallowed at once
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Quotations

  • Warren Chappell
    Warren Chappell
    “The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring”
  • Denis Diderot
    Denis%20Diderot
    “We swallow with one gulp the lie that flatters us, and drink drop by drop the truth which is bitter to us.”
  • Wallace Stevens
    Wallace%20Stevens
    “Most modern reproducers of life, even including the camera, really repudiate it. We gulp down evil, choke at good.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
D. gulpen, cf. OD. golpe gulf,

Usage

In literature:

If he had moved an eyelid even, winked, or gulped too hard, it would have been all up with him.
"The Way of the Wild" by F. St. Mars
He gulped down his fury.
"None Other Gods" by Robert Hugh Benson
Cassidy gulped down something in his throat.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 1908" by Various
He gave back a silly laugh, gulped the rest of the liquor down, and was ordering another when Sadness came in.
"The Sport of the Gods" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
He gulped the brandy left in the glass and hurried to it.
"Little Fuzzy" by Henry Beam Piper
He gasped, and gulped, and swallowed some water with more haste than grace.
"Prudence of the Parsonage" by Ethel Hueston
Tom gulped and then shook his head.
"Sabotage in Space" by Carey Rockwell
She nodded, but did not speak, gulping down something in her throat.
"Gypsy's Cousin Joy" by Elizabeth Stuart Phelps
He tried to laugh, and gulped instead.
"Space Tug" by Murray Leinster
He fairly gulped in his sudden relief.
"Then I'll Come Back to You" by Larry Evans
Barlow, still surly, tossed off his drink at a gulp.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
Kars watched him gulp down his drink thirstily.
"The Triumph of John Kars" by Ridgwell Cullum
She started to speak, then gulped and remained silent.
"A Pagan of the Hills" by Charles Neville Buck
With a gulp he whirled and faced her where, limp with laughter, she hung and swung on the captain's chair.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
He suddenly gulped and turned pale.
"Danger in Deep Space" by Carey Rockwell
Caroline gulped and dropped her eyes.
"While Caroline Was Growing" by Josephine Daskam Bacon
The sick man gulped it down, and made a wry face.
"Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks" by Bracebridge Hemyng
They had regularly swallowed her earnings at a gulp.
"Gigolo" by Edna Ferber
And you, a level-headed Scotchman, old enough to be your own father, actually gulp down such tomfoolery!
"The Return of Peter Grimm" by David Belasco
It passed where the whales swim, and the whales were afraid to gulp at the mighty horns.
"The Children of Odin" by Padraic Colum
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In poetry:

Gulp down your wine, old friends of mine,
Roar through the darkness, stamp and sing
And lay ghost hands on everything,
But leave the noonday's warm sunshine
To living lads for mirth and wine.
"Haunted" by Robert Graves
They took the ass into the yard
And there, with whip and truncheon,
They beat him, and they beat him hard,
From breakfast-time till luncheon.
He only gave a tearful gulp,
Though almost pounded to a pulp.
"The Pampered Lapdog And The Misguided Ass" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
The cat-fish with whiskers that lives in the brook,
Is an ugly old beast with the wickedest look.
I suppose there were mouse-fish one time in brook town
Till that ugly old cat-fish gulped all of them down.
"Cat-Fish" by John Chipman Farrar
Now you, my intellectual leprechaun,
would have me swallow the entire sun
like an enormous oyster, down
the ocean in one gulp: you say a mark
of comet hara-kiri through the dark
should inflame the sleeping town.
"Love Is A Parallax" by Sylvia Plath
I gulps me tea; already 'arf ashamed
Uv more than 'arf I'd said. But is me wife
All 'umble, like a woman 'oo's been blamed?
Not on yer life!
She answers me as if she was me mar.
"There, there," she sez. "Wot a big kid you are!"
"Termarter Sorce" by C J Dennis
I gulps more tea; an' tells 'er, anyway,
Me toothache ain't a thing to joke about;
An' I will 'ave to go to town to-day
An' 'ave it out.
At that, she looks at me with 'er calm eyes
Searchin' me through an' through 'fore she replies.
"Termarter Sorce" by C J Dennis

In news:

Big Gulp , bigger waistline: 40-year study links sugary drinks, obesity.
For your Cat Country "Gas Gulp " words.
The Eagles have more turnovers than a pastry shop and ( gulp .
Big Gulp ban really hard to swallow.
The Summer's Ultimate Big Gulp .
NYC Soda Portion Ban Crushes a Big Gulp of Freedom.
INTERVIEWS Hear Super Furry Animals Offshoot Gulp 's Winning 'Game Love'.
Gulp / photo by Mary Wycherley.
Home: Gear News: Try Pinched Crawler Gulp .
Today's the day and Ted has — gulp — got a point.
Confessions of a ( gulp ) Dallas fan.
Daniel Mendelsohn on ( gulp ) Mad Men.
Orioles Could Learn From… Gulp …Nationals.
Big Gulp –Gate: TSA Blogs About Britney's LAX Security Hullabaloo.
Let's go — gulp — Yanks.
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In science:

GuLP as well cf. [Maxwell and Kaplan  ]  This has been implemented in the interrupt system of GuLP [G(cid:127)orz  ].
Anytime Algorithms for Speech Parsing?
To enable very fast exploratory calculations, we relaxed all trial structures using a simple interatomic potential based on the model of Sanders et al. using the GULP code .
Towards the theory of hardness of materials
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