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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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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.
A recent project illustrates how Gulp and his team are making this happen:
The theory is that the first gulp causes the epiglottis (the flap of tissue that covers the trachea when we eat) to block the trachea, and the second gulp eases the pill down without choking.
The Big Gulp guitar cup comes in both blue and red and has its own custom guitar strap and straw.
It didn't take long for another Middlesbrough angler, Richard Wishart, to show his son and grandson how it is done by taking another eight in a couple of hours from the jetty - all caught on White Gulp Eggs and worm.
DOMINIC ELSWORTH enjoyed a red-letter day with a 385-1 treble topped by a Listed win on One Gulp.
A MIDLAND MP was forced to gulp spoonfuls of coffee whitener at gunpoint to prove to Colombian soldiers that he wasn't a drug smuggler.
The grey nurse is the only known shark to gulp and store air in its stomach to maintain neutral buoyancy while it is swimming.
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.
Following the exploits of a hungry coyote who sets out to gulp down everything in sight--and the perplexed appetizers socializing in his tummy--There was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea blends the vibrant, cartoony art of Steve Gray and singsong rhythm to create a rollicking funny tale.
He slowly mushed the grape with the edges off his bill until it was soft enough to swallow in one gulp.
The larvae then took a gulp from the adult's mouth.
Just as you can't get all your nutrients for the day in one sitting," Wheeler says, "you can't hydrate your body in one big gulp.