August 25, 2014 - Word of the Day: gulp
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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