Crossword clues for gulp
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gulp \Gulp\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gulped; p. pr. & vb. n. Gulping.] [D. gulpen, cf. OD. golpe gulf.] To swallow eagerly, or in large draughts; to swallow up; to take down at one swallow.
He does not swallow, but he gulps it down.
The old man . . . glibly gulped down the whole
To gulp up, to throw up from the stomach; to disgorge.
Gulp \Gulp\, n.
The act of taking a large mouthful; a swallow, or as much as is awallowed at once.
A disgorging. [Colloq.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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 (compare 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."
interj. Indication of an involuntary fear reaction. n. 1 The usual amount swallowed. 2 The sound of swallowing. 3 A sound of swallowing indicating fear. vb. 1 To swallow eagerly, or in large draughts; to swallow up; to take down at one swallow. 2 To react nervously by swallowing.
a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing [syn: gulping]
utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly; "He gulped for help after choking on a big piece of meat"
A gulp refers to the act of swallowing.
Gulp may also refer to:
- Grenada United Labour Party
- Rai Gulp, an Italian children's television channel
- Gulp (film), British animated short film
- Gulp (Iraq), a city in Kurdistan and scene of several battles in Operation Viking Hammer
- Gulp (river), in eastern Belgium and southeastern Netherlands
- The "Big Gulp", a soft drink sold at 7-Eleven
- Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, a book by Mary Roach
- Gulp (band), a Wales-based band formed by Guto Pryce and Lindsey Leven
The Gulp is a long river in eastern Belgium and southeastern Netherlands. It flows through the Belgian provinces of Liège and Limburg, and the Dutch province of Limburg. It is a strongly meandering, fast flowing, left-bank tributary of the Geul river. Because of it strong meanders, it is difficult to determine its exact length.
During Roman times, the river was called Galopia or Gulippa, meaning little Geul or upper brook. The Gulp is a real trout brook: flowing fast and rich in oxygen. Brook trout is abundant. The landscape of the narrow Gulp valley resembles much the valley of the Geul: a fascinating mixture of deciduous forests, meadows, farmland, muddy banks, stream pools, orchards and holle wegen (eroded dirt roads).
Gulp is a 2011 British animated short film by Nokia and Aardman Animations. Wieden + Kennedy, an agency from Portland, is responsible for the campaign. It is considered a spiritual successor to another Aardman short, Dot. Gulp was filmed "on the world’s largest stop-motion set". The film is under 2 minutes long, and is followed by a behind the scenes featurette. The co-directors were Will Studd and Sumo Science.
Usage examples of "gulp".
I occasionally tried standing up, stretching, swivelling like Olympic atheletes do after gulping their anabolic steroids before track events, but you get fed up with fitness so I sat down again.
Abruptly she tilted lifted the cup to her mouth unsteadily and gulped the contents, choking and coughing, then thrust it out toward Bayle for more.
She gulped her drink straight down, using the booze to quench her thirst, which is not the way to treat the stuff, but I had reason to keep her happy.
Perceiving that his thoughts were beginning to veer wildly, Crockett gulped the last of his meal and followed Brockle Buhn to the anthracite tunnel.
Tally gulped, forcing herself to watch all the way down, until the guy was caught by his bungee jacket a few seconds before splatting.
Here Bunning took a handkerchief and began miserably to gulp and sniff.
Thomas Cadge devoured his meal in a few bites and gulps, and promptly curled up in the blanket Tannim got out of the trunk.
They walked along the river past the town and came to a spot where ceiba trees with slick green leaves and whitish bark and roots like alligator tails grew close to the shore, and there they ate and talked and listened to the water gulping against the clay bank, to the birds, to the faint noises from the airbase that at this distance sounded part of nature.
They walked along the river past the town and came to a spot where ceiba trees with massy crowns of slick green leaves and whitish bark and roots like alligator tails grew close to the shore, and there they ate and talked and listened to the water gulping against the clay bank, to the birds, to the faint noises from the airbase that at this distance sounded part of nature.
It had all ended up with gulping the last drops of whisky with Chi in my cabin and with an immediate subsequent collapse.
After making sure the door was unlatched, he lit a cigarillo, sat down at the table, and poured himself a drink of the Maryland whiskey that was so smooth it was a jailable offense in that state for anyone caught gulping it down.
Eventually, Tachyon rose from his chair and kind of wandered around the apartment for a while, then went to the liquor cabinet, mixed bourbon, gin, Cointreau, vodka, and brandy in a tall cocktail shaker, then gulped the lot.
She sits before the comp deck and puts her head between her legs, gulping air.
He gulped the first glass as his dehydrated tissues sucked up the moisture, then sipped a second cup, while he unwrapped a package of dry protein wafers and wolfed them down.
I gulped down some beverage which my host told me was good and which did not seem unpleasant.