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gulp for air

Fig. to eagerly or desperately try to get air or a breath. Tom gulped for air after trying to hold his breath for three minutes. Mary came up out of the water, gulping for air.
See also: air, gulp

gulp something back

Fig. to force or hold back tears, sobs, etc. He gulped his sobs back and clutched at his wound. He gulped back his sobs.
See also: back, gulp

gulp something down

to drink all of something, usually quickly. He gulped his coffee down and left. He gulped down his coffee.
See also: down, gulp
References in classic literature ?
Mr Flintwinch had by this time poured himself out another cup of tea, which he was swallowing in gulps as before, with his eyes directed to the invalid.
Mr Venus takes gulps of hot tea, shutting his eyes at every gulp, and opening them again in a spasmodic manner; but does not commit himself to assent.
Having repeated the fatal expressions, Mr Venus drinks more tea by gulps, and offers an explanation of his doing so.
Sean now lives in Newcastle along with fellow Hot Gulp members Patrick Low and Hal Branson, but was brought up on Chipchase Road and went to Linthorpe Junior and King's Manor schools.
In addition to a team from production company Bonafide Films, Hot Gulp have been working with script editor Andrew Ellard, who worked on comedy greats such as Red Dwarf and The IT Crowd.
Roach is a talented and doughty docent, and, like her other books, Gulp reveals her trademark traits: a wicked sense of humor, eclectic research, the ability to elicit from her sundry interview subjects the most remarkable observations, her stunning willingness to participate.
Coffee in the morning, Big Gulp at lunch, Slurpee after school, a Chiller later on -- all count.
Gulp explores the alimentary canal, moving like a bolus of food from mouth to stomach to lower gastrointestinal tract.
One Gulp won a valuable hurdle contest at Cheltenham at the backend of last season.
Conclusion There's always a danger of impressive last-time-out winners being overbet and I'll probably look for something against him (big fan of One Gulp, who has a great attitude), without really thinking I can get him beat
SURPRISE" groom Billy Docherty downed a bottle of beer in a one gulp to get over the shock of being told his wedding was an hour away.
Delicious Drinks to Sip, Slurp, Gulp & Guzzle Rose Dunnington Chicago Review Press
Papa Gulp revs up a big RV, Mama packs it full of snacks, and the kids are off for a fun adventure--but the family's overloaded fat vehicle can't take them very far unless they change their habits.