verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- gullstrand, allvar,
- gulper eel,
- gum accroides,
- gum ammoniac,
- gum arabic
Origin of gulp
Examples from the Web for gulp
Even so distant, I can taste the grief, / Bitter and sharp with stalks, he made you gulp…Where bridal London bows the other way.
I have now worked in journalism for (gulp) almost ten years, longer than I've done anything else.
Nominees: Transformers, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Harry Potter and—gulp—Real Steel.The Oscars: 21 Fixes for the Show So It’s Less Boring|Evan Shapiro|February 20, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At boilerplate moments, including “closeup of sad senator,” take a gulp of beer.
Nobody expects movies like this one to celebrate single motherhood as an identity or as a (gulp) lifestyle choice.
At last he shrugs his shoulders, lowers his head, and empties a glass of wine at one gulp.Csar or Nothing|Po Baroja Baroja
Her hands trembled, and she began to gulp and try not to cry.A Terrible Temptation|Charles Reade
Seeing a cup of milk on the table, he swallowed it at a gulp, and felt somewhat relieved.Marguerite de Valois|Alexandre Dumas
The enunciation of those figures nearly put the Cap'n out of commission, but with a gulp and after a mental stagger he marched on.The Skipper and the Skipped|Holman Day
He downed his whiskey at a gulp, the bartender removed the empty glasses, and the big game was on.Snowdrift|James B. Hendryx
Word Origin for gulp
late 14c., a native coinage or else from Flemish gulpe or Dutch gulpen "to gush, pour forth, guzzle, swallow," in any case possibly of imitative origin (cf. Swedish dialectal glapa "to gulp down"). Related: Gulped; gulping.
1560s, from gulp (v.), or else from Flemish gulpe, Dutch gulp "stream of water, large draught."