GUZZLE

guzzle

(verb) drink greedily or as if with great thirst; “The boys guzzled the cheap vodka”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Verb

guzzle (third-person singular simple present guzzles, present participle guzzling, simple past and past participle guzzled)

To drink or eat quickly, voraciously, or to excess; to gulp down; to swallow greedily, continually, or with gusto.

(intransitive, dated) To consume alcoholic beverages, especially frequently or habitually.

(by extension) To consume anything quickly, greedily, or to excess, as if with insatiable thirst.

Synonyms

• (to drink quickly, voraciously): swig, swill

Noun

guzzle (plural guzzles)

(dated, uncountable) Drink; intoxicating liquor.

(dated) A drinking bout; a debauch.

(dated) An insatiable thing or person.

(obsolete, British, provincial) A drain or ditch; a gutter; sometimes, a small stream. Also called guzzen.

The throat

Source: Wiktionary


Guz"zle, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Guzzled, p. pr. & vb. n. Guzzling (.] Etym: [OP. gosillier, prob. orig., to pass through the throat; akin to F. gosier throat; cf. It. gozzo a bird's crop.]

Definition: To swallow liquor greedily; to drink much or frequently. Those that came to guzzle in his wine cellar. Milton. Well-seasoned bowls the gossip's spirits raise, Who, while she guzzles, chats the doctor's praise. Roscommon. To fat the guzzling hogs with floods of whey. Gay.

Guz"zle, v. t.

Definition: To swallow much or often; to swallow with immoderate gust; to drink greedily or continually; as, one who guzzles beer. Dryden.

Guz"zle, n.

Definition: An insatiable thing or person. That sink of filth, that guzzle most impure. Marston.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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