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Gasp vs. Gulp

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Gaspverb

(intransitive) To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock.

‘The audience gasped as the magician disappeared.’;

Gulpnoun

The usual amount swallowed.

Gaspverb

(intransitive) To breathe laboriously or convulsively.

‘We were all gasping when we reached the summit.’;

Gulpnoun

The sound of swallowing, sometimes indicating fear.

Gaspverb

(transitive) To speak in a breathless manner.

‘The old man gasped his last few words.’;

Gulpverb

To swallow eagerly, or in large draughts; to swallow up; to take down in one swallow.

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Gaspverb

To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.

‘I'm gasping for a cup of tea.’;

Gulpverb

To react nervously by swallowing.

Gaspnoun

A short, sudden intake of breath.

‘The audience gave a gasp of astonishment’;

Gulpinterjection

An indication of (the sound of) an involuntary fear reaction in the form of a swallowing motion.

Gaspnoun

: A draw or drag on a cigarette (or gasper).

‘I'm popping out for a gasp.’;

Gulpverb

To swallow eagerly, or in large draughts; to swallow up; to take down at one swallow.

‘He does not swallow, but he gulps it down.’; ‘The old man . . . glibly gulped down the whole narrative.’;

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Gaspinterjection

(humorous) The sound of a gasp.

‘Gasp! What will happen next?’;

Gulpnoun

The act of taking a large mouthful; a swallow, or as much as is awallowed at once.

Gaspverb

To open the mouth wide in catching the breath, or in laborious respiration; to labor for breath; to respire convulsively; to pant violently.

‘She gasps and struggles hard for life.’;

Gulpnoun

A disgorging.

Gaspverb

To pant with eagerness; to show vehement desire.

‘Quenching the gasping furrows' thirst with rain.’;

Gulpnoun

a large and hurried swallow;

‘he finished it at a single gulp’;

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Gaspverb

To emit or utter with gasps; - with forth, out, away, etc.

‘And with short sobs he gasps away his breath.’;

Gulpnoun

a spasmodic reflex of the throat made as if in swallowing

Gaspnoun

The act of opening the mouth convulsively to catch the breath; a labored respiration; a painful catching of the breath.

Gulpverb

to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught;

‘The men gulped down their beers’;

Gaspnoun

a short labored intake of breath with the mouth open;

‘she gave a gasp and fainted’;

Gulpverb

utter or make a noise, as when swallowing too quickly;

‘He gulped for help after choking on a big piece of meat’;

Gaspverb

breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted;

‘The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily’;

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