1. [ verb ] to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
Synonyms: swig quaff

: "My car gulped 20 gallons without even wiping its mouth."

Related terms: drink quaff gulping swallow
2. [ noun ] (biology) a large and hurried swallow
Synonyms: draught swig draft

"he finished it at a single gulp"

Related terms: swallow
3. [ verb ] utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly

"He gulped for help after choking on a big piece of meat"

Related terms: talk
4. [ verb ] (food) eat greedily
Synonyms: guttle raven pig devour

"he devoured three sandwiches"

Related terms: eat hog
5. [ noun ] (biology,medicine) a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing
Synonyms: gulping
Related terms: reflex
Similar spelling:   gulf