- The usual amount swallowed.
- The sound of swallowing.
- 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 "".
- To swallow.
- (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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