gulp gulp  /ˈɡəlp/


  1. (n) a large and hurried swallow
  2. (n) a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
  3. (v) to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
  4. (v) utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly


Derived Word(s)


  1. One imagines that George Allen longs for the days when people thought macaca was just Latin for the macaque genus of monkeys and he still had a shot at, gulp, the White House.
  2. It's the big gulp theory.
  3. The pain of these spasms is what causes most people to gulp for breath after just a couple of minutes.


  1. A Very Early Look at Potential New York Mets 2014 Free Agent Targets

    It’s hard to imagine during such a disastrous season, but the New York Mets have a chance to be competitive in 2014 and possibly—gulp—play winning baseball for the first time since 2008. Whether the Mets manage to turn the corner next season largely depends on the team’s ability to acquire free agents next winter.  In a recent interview with Joel Sherman  of the New York Post  (h/t MetsBlog ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. 'Gulp' offers inside look at digestion

    'Gulp' offers inside look at digestion Times Union Copyright 2013 Times Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 1:32 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 Mary Roach has noticed a weird double standard about the way we eat. The science writer and Oakland, Calif., resident is amused by the way so many of us are obsessed with the kind ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Albany Times Union


  1. "We've been involved in situations before today that were very difficult to swallow," said Arizona State coach Herb Sendek. "Today's like the final big gulp."
    on Mar 16, 2008 By: Herb Sendek Source: ESPN

  2. "When you listen to them describing this, you gulp," said Sen. Charles Schumer, DN.Y. He said he felt the weight of "history hanging over them" in the room.
    on Sep 20, 2008 By: Charles Schumer Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

  3. "Grandma Party says 'come a little closer Little Red Riding Hood and change us from inside' and then 'gulp' and that's the last you hear," Senator Brown told Network Ten. "Hope that somewhere down the line Peter will be able to influence...
    on Apr 28, 2007 By: Bob Brown Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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