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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
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DEAD SEXY: Coffinfish; ALL MOUTH: A fierce looking specimen; COMICAL: Stone Crab; MASSIVE: Chimaera fish; NOSEY: Chimaera pup; CUTE: Blob fish; BOX OF TRICKS: The Umbrella Mouth Gulper Eel has a hinged skull it uses to catch prey; SHARP: Hatchet fish; WELL-NAMED: The Fangtooth
A possible new species of gulper shark similar to the Japanese gulper shark from the Pacific Ocean, Centrophorus acus, is found in the Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico (McEachran and Fechhelm, 1998).
PSE's new floating surface collector, with four times the capacity of the old gulper, is a $50 million 130-foot-by-60-foot barge equipped with a series of submerged screens, water pumps, fish-holding chambers, a fish-evaluation station, equipment control rooms, and a fish-loading facility.
In 1987, the first year guide nets were used in tandem with the gulper, only 77 juvenile sockeye were captured leaving the lake.
All the boxes are ticked," Marco Gulpers, an analyst at ING in Amsterdam, said by phone.
Armies all over the world are big gulpers and some of the biggest commission and kickback scams in history are related to arms purchases.
BRACE yourself, my gaggle of gobblers, gulpers and gourmets.
Even the beer gulpers had to agree it was something extraordinary.
These people aren't addicts or careless pill gulpers.
While grays are bottom-feeders, blues and humpbacks are gulpers, with long pleats under their jaws that can triple the size and capacity of their mouths, allowing them to strain huge amounts of water.
While RTD teas give Pepsi drinkers an alternative beverage to drink as they please, Strauss's upscale customers are more likely "afternoon tea sippers" rather than 'high tea gulpers.
The Swiss company gets about half its sales from retail channels which normally don't offer discounts, such as specialty pet stores and direct distribution in emerging markets, Marco Gulpers, an analyst at Wholesale Banking, estimates.
Dog owners need to recognize that some dogs are very careful chewers and some dogs are gulpers.