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gulp (v.)

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.

gulp (n.)

1560s, from gulp (v.), or else from Flemish gulpe, Dutch gulp "stream of water, large draught."

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Definitions of gulp from WordNet
1
gulp (v.)
to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught;
The men gulped down their beers
Synonyms: quaff / swig
gulp (v.)
utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly;
He gulped for help after choking on a big piece of meat
2
gulp (n.)
a large and hurried swallow;
he finished it at a single gulp
Synonyms: draft / draught / swig
gulp (n.)
a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing;
Synonyms: gulping
From wordnet.princeton.edu