gulping gulping  /ˈɡəl pɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
  2. (n) the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidly

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. In most cases, this is a minor matter, and the result of gulping food while under emotional tension.
  2. From goldfish-gulping teens in the 1930s, read PTI's coverage of American youth: Secrets of the Teen Brain Research is revolutionizing our view of the adolescent mind.
  3. They have also ratcheted up the dosages they take, gulping down supplements at 10, 50, even 100 times the daily recommended levels.

News

  • Joey Chestnut Wins 7th Hot Dog Eating Contest (Video)

    Joey Chestnut ate a record 69 hot dogs (including buns) in ten minutes to win his 7th Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest today. Chestnut won $10,000 and a champion's belt. Last year, Chestnut won the competition by gulping down 62 hot dogs, noted the Daily Mail . "This year I'm trying to eat a little more gracefully, conserve my energy," said Chestnut. Matt Stonie came in second place with 51 hot ...
    on July 5, 2013     Source: Opposing Views

Quotes

  1. "The subject is too serious. It deserves more than commuters' divided attention as they run to catch their trains while gulping down a sandwich," Mehdorn said in October that year.
    on Jan 23, 2008 By: Hartmut Mehdorn Source: AFP

  2. "It was very difficult to skate the program because I'm still not healthy," Plushenko said. "After the third minute I couldn't breathe. I was gulping for air, like a fish out of water."
    on Jan 21, 2006 By: Evgeni Plushenko Source: USA Today

  3. Walcott, with his knack for drawing parallels, writes: "We share one instinct, that ravenous feeding/my pen's beak, plucking up wriggling insects/like nouns and gulping them, the nib reading as it writes, shaking off angrily what its beak rejects".
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Derek Walcott Source: NEXT

Word of the Day
tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /