verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of gulp
Synonyms for gulp
Related Words for gulpedinhale, consume, swill, imbibe, swig, guzzle, gobble, swallow, quaff, stuff, slosh, drop, dispose, englut, pour, devour, wolf, dispatch, ingurgitate, slop
Examples from the Web for gulped
Contemporary Examples of gulped
I gulped down some tea, nibbled at a cookie, and looked around.Inside Gaddafi’s Harem: The Story of a Girl’s Abduction
August 29, 2013
I gulped them in a few days and was left in a state of withdrawal.Why Are Cable Companies Forcing People to Turn to Piracy?
November 28, 2012
Sgt. Crowley raised his beer to his lips and gulped, as Professor Gates lectured and gestured.Hype, Hops, and a Hangover
July 30, 2009
Historical Examples of gulped
Mr. Plimmins gulped down his tea, and kicked Philip under the table.Night and Morning, Complete
"If—if you wish a thing you—you get—you get it," she gulped.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
He stopped speaking and only gulped down the risings in his throat.Master and Man
He gulped the stuff down gratefully, then said, "Tell me your troubles, Hank."Spacemen Never Die!
"Ummm, thanks," Marilou said, and gulped down half the contents.One Martian Afternoon
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."