1 amount you swallow when you gulp
ADJ. deep, great, huge, large, long
VERB + GULP take She took a large gulp of wine from the bottle.
PREP. in ~s She drank the tea in great gulps. | ~ of
2 act of gulping
ADJ. loud, noisy
VERB + GULP give He gave a loud gulp and stopped mid-sentence.
PREP. with a ~ ‘I'm afraid I've broken it,’ she said with a gulp.
PHRASES at a/one gulp, in one/a single gulp He downed half the contents of the glass in one loud gulp.
1 eat/drink sth quickly
ADV. greedily | noisily | down She gulped down her coffee and left.
2 make a swallowing movement
ADV. nervously ‘Do you know where she is?’ asked Chris. The man gulped nervously and nodded.
PHRASES gulp for air/breath Keith swam to the surface and gulped for air.