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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.
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.
gulp something down
to drink all of something, usually quickly. He gulped his coffee down and left. He gulped down his coffee.
References in periodicals archive
4 : to say in a nervous way <"Oops," she gulped
Daft Barney had gulped
down so many stones and other items that he RATTLED.
If the cleaner fish gulped
a prawn, though, the researchers snatched away the second plate.
After she gulped
it down," the paper reported, "the foreign soldier pulled Helen .
chewed bubble gum, half a million people ate eggs; a million fish swam through soda, and more than a million people gulped
big breaths before a race--and then they all farted at the same time.