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If you eat or drink something really fast, the word "gulp" could fit the situation. It’s generally not a good thing to eat or drink too quickly, but people do it.

  • The children gulped down their food and then went outside for recess.
  • I once knew a guy who could gulp down a McDonald’s Big Mac sandwich in two bites.
  • If you always gulp your food, you could get indigestion.
  • Ted had just enough time to gulp down some breakfast before leaving for work this morning.
  • Listening to people gulp their food isn’t pleasant.

This word is also commonly heard as a noun:

  • My dog can eat just about anything in one gulp.
  • A snake can eat a mouse with one slow gulp.
  • Gulping down food isn’t healthy. ("Gulping" is a gerund in this sentence.)
  • Sandra finished her coffee with a single gulp.
  • Roger went to 7-Eleven to get a Big Gulp. (This is a cold drink at a well-known convenience store here in the United States.)

He could eat this entire sandwich in one gulp,

but it would be better if he didn’t.

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August 25, 2014



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