1. verb
a) To drink (or, sometimes, eat) quickly, voraciously, or to excess; to gulp down; to swallow greedily, continually, or with gust; said especially of alcohol consumption.

They spent most of their college days guzzling beer.

b) To consume alcoholic beverages, especially frequently or habitually.

No more her care shall fill the hollow tray, / To fat the guzzling hogs with floods of whey.

2. noun
a) Drink; intoxicating liquor.

Where squanderd away the tiresome minutes of your evening leisure over seald Winchesters of threepenny guzzle! —

b) A drinking bout; a debauch.

Meanst thou that senseless, sensual epicure, / That sink of filth, that guzzle most impure?

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(greedily or much), , , , (greedily or much, quaff, swill, swig (Colloq.)

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  • Guzzle — Guz zle (g[u^]z z l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Guzzled} (g[u^]z z ld), p. pr. & vb. n. {Guzzling} (g[u^]z zl[i^]ng).] [OP. gosillier, prob. orig., to pass through the throat; akin to F. gosier throat; cf. It. gozzo a bird s crop.] To swallow liquor… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guzzle — Guz zle, n. An insatiable thing or person. [1913 Webster] That sink of filth, that guzzle most impure. Marston. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Guzzle — Guz zle, v. t. To swallow much or often; to swallow with immoderate gust; to drink greedily or continually; as, one who guzzles beer. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • guzzle — (v.) 1570s, probably related to O.Fr. gosillier to go down the gullet; to vomit, chatter, talk, from gosier (13c.) jaws, throat, gullet. Or imitative of the sound of drinking greedily. Related: Guzzled; guzzling. As a noun from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • guzzle — [v] drink down fast bolt*, booze*, carouse*, cram, devour, englut, gobble*, gorge, gormandize, imbibe, ingurgitate, knock back*, quaff, slop*, slosh*, soak, swig, swill, tipple; concept 169 Ant. sip …   New thesaurus

  • guzzle — ► VERB ▪ eat or drink greedily. DERIVATIVES guzzler noun. ORIGIN perhaps from Old French gosillier chatter, vomit …   English terms dictionary

  • guzzle — [guz′əl] vi., vt. guzzled, guzzling [< ? OFr gosillier < gosier, throat < Gaul geusiae, throat] to drink (or, rarely, eat) greedily or immoderately guzzler n …   English World dictionary

  • guzzle — [“gazl] 1. tv. & in. to drink alcohol in great quantities. □ Stop guzzling for a while and pay attention. □ Don’t guzzle all that beer, or you’ll turn into a guzzle uts. 2. n. a drinking spree. □ Fred’s out on another of his guzzles …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • guzzle — verb (guzzled; guzzling) Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1567 intransitive verb to drink especially liquor greedily, continually, or habitually transitive verb 1. to drink greedily or habitually < guzzle beer > 2. consume, use up …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • guzzle — UK [ˈɡʌz(ə)l] / US verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms guzzle : present tense I/you/we/they guzzle he/she/it guzzles present participle guzzling past tense guzzled past participle guzzled informal to eat or drink a lot quickly and with… …   English dictionary

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