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    gulp

    gulp
    2. [intransitive] to swallow suddenly because you are surprised or nervous:
    I gulped when I saw the bill.
    Longman dictionary

    Does that imply that the speaker gulped something that s/he had chewed, or it could be, say, some saliva?
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    Re: gulp

    The MACMILLAN DICTIONARY says 'gulp' means 'to make a noise as you swallow air because you are surprised, excited, or afraid'.

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    Re: gulp

    Matthew said it. In the example you gave the person saw a bill that was higher than he expected, so he was shocked.

    Way to go, Matthew!


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