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guzzle Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb drink greedily or as if with great thirst
    • The boys guzzled the cheap vodka

Guz"zle intransitive verb
OP. gosillier, prob. orig., to pass through the throat; akin to F. gosier throat; cf. It. gozzo a bird's crop.
imperfect & past participle Guzzled present participle & verbal noun Guzzling
  1. 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 transitive verb
  1. To swallow much or often; to swallow with immoderate gust; to drink greedily or continually; as, one who guzzles beer. Dryden.
Guz"zle noun
  1. An insatiable thing or person.
    That sink of filth, that guzzle most impure. Marston.

Webster 1913

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