To gulp is to drink a lot of something in a short amount of time. When you gulp down a glass of water, for example, you drink it in a hurry.

  • He gulped down the drink in a few seconds.

  • She gulped down the glass of water in one go.

Definition of gulps


a large and hurried swallow


draft, draught, swig


a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing




to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught


quaff, swig


utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly

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Example Sentences for gulps

  • 1

    The sage swallowed the river in a gulp.

  • 2

    Each gulp provides the whale with approximately of krill.

  • 3

    I'm surprised to find myself gulping back emotion.

  • 4

    She then opened her mouth and gulped the whole thing.

  • 5

    Claude then nervously gulps down the remainder of the nerve tonic.

  • 6

    Grappa is sipped from the shot glass, not downed in one gulp.

  • 7

    It's just serving up nice cold glasses, and we're gulping it down.

  • 8

    Muskies will attempt to take their prey head first, sometimes in a single gulp.

  • 9

    Gulp think of the gravity waves for two merging galactic black holes

  • 10

    The smacking, slurping, chomping and gulping is an inharmonious contribution to any telephone call.