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swill

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verb \ˈswil\

Simple Definition of swill

  • : to drink (something) quickly in large amounts

  • of a liquid : to move around in a container

  • : to cause (a liquid) to move around in a container

Full Definition of swill

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  wash, drench

  3. 2 :  to drink great drafts of :  guzzle <swill beer>

  4. 3 :  to feed (as a pig) with swill

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to drink or eat freely, greedily, or to excess

  7. 2 :  swash

swill·er noun

Examples of swill

  1. She watched the water swill around in the bucket.

  2. He swilled the water around in the pot.

  3. He swilled the floor with buckets of water.



Origin of swill

Middle English swilen, from Old English swillan


First Known Use: before 12th century


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swill

noun

Simple Definition of swill

  • : food for animals (such as pigs) made from scraps of food and water

  • : food or drink that is very bad or unappealing

Full Definition of swill

  1. 1 :  something suggestive of slop or garbage :  refuse

  2. 2a :  a semiliquid food for animals (as swine) composed of edible refuse mixed with water or skimmed or sour milkb :  garbage

Examples of swill

  1. <took his daily swill of the foul-tasting medicine>

  2. <I don't know what's in this swill, but I know that I'm not eating it.>



1553

First Known Use of swill

1553

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