gulp down

gulp down
a) To eat very quickly without chewing the food properly.
b) To drink very quickly, swallowing large quantities of liquid at a time.

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  • gulp down — ˌgulp ˈdown [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they gulp down he/she/it gulps down present participle gulping down past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • gulp down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms gulp down : present tense I/you/we/they gulp down he/she/it gulps down present participle gulping down past tense gulped down past participle gulped down same as gulp I, 1) I gulped down a coffee and left …   English dictionary

  • gulp down — PHRASAL VERB If you gulp down food or drink, you quickly eat or drink it all by swallowing large quantities of it at once. [V P n] She gulped down a mouthful of coffee... [V n P] He d gulped it down in one bite …   English dictionary

  • gulp down — phr verb Gulp down is used with these nouns as the object: ↑food, ↑mouthful, ↑water, ↑wine …   Collocations dictionary

  • gulp down — v. swallow, engorge, gulp, eat or drink rapidly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gulp down tears — overcome one s tears, stop crying …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gulp — [gulp] vt. [ME gulpen, prob. < Du gulpen, to gulp down, akin to OE gielpan: see YELP] 1. to swallow hastily, greedily, or in large amounts 2. to choke back as if swallowing; repress (a sob, etc.) vi. to catch the breath in or as in swallowing… …   English World dictionary

  • gulp — gulp1 [ gʌlp ] verb 1. ) gulp or gulp down transitive to swallow food or drink quickly in a way that shows you are very hungry 2. ) intransitive to make a noise as you swallow air because you are surprised, excited, or afraid 3. ) gulp or gulp in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gulp — I UK [ɡʌlp] / US verb Word forms gulp : present tense I/you/we/they gulp he/she/it gulps present participle gulping past tense gulped past participle gulped 1) gulp or gulp down [transitive] to swallow food or drink quickly in a way that shows… …   English dictionary

  • gulp — gulp1 [gʌlp] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from Middle Dutch gulpen to swallow ] 1.) also gulp down [T] to swallow large quantities of food or drink quickly = ↑bolt ▪ She gulped down her breakfast and ran for the bus. 2.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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