Pronunciation: (gulp),[key] —v.i. to gasp or choke, as when taking large drafts of a liquid.
—v.t. 1. to swallow eagerly, or in large drafts or morsels (often fol. by down): He gulps down his food like a starving man. 2. to suppress, subdue, or choke back as if by swallowing: to gulp down a sob.
—n. 1. the act of gulping: He drank the whole bottle of beer in one gulp. 2. the amount swallowed at one time; mouthful.