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noun 
  1. The usual amount swallowed.
  2. The sound of swallowing.
  3. A sound of swallowing indicating fear.
    • 1906, Upton Sinclair, The Jungle
    • : Little Stanislovas was also trembling, and all but too frightened to speak. "They " they sent me to tell you " " he said, with a .
    • 1994, James Charles Collins, Jerry I. Porras, ''Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies By
    • : Indeed, the envisioned future should produce a bit of "the factor" ", ther should be an almost audible "".
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    verb 
    1. To swallow.
    2. (rfv-sense) To react nervously by swallowing.
      • 1930, P. G. Wodehouse, A Damsel in Distress, 2004, page 198
      • : The man eyed Percy with a chilly eye. "Well," he said, "What's troublin you?" Percy gulped. The man's mere appearance was a sedative. "Er-nothing! ""
      • 2003, Carl Deuker, High Heat, page 140
      • : I'd always been nervous-excited; this was nervous-terrified. When I finished puking, I sat down gulping air for a while, trying to pull myself together.
      • 2006, Nancy Anne Nicholson, Thin White Female in No Acute Distress: A Memoir, page 187
      • : My heart was beating madly and I was gulping nervous energy.
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