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swill

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of swill

  1. 1 the portion of a serving of a beverage that is swallowed at one time <took his daily swill of the foul-tasting medicine> Synonyms belt, draft, drag, gulp, nip, quaff, shot, sip, slug, snort, sup, swallow, swig, drinkRelated Words dram, drop

  2. 2 a thick semiliquid substance (as food) that is unattractive <I don't know what's in this swill, but I know that I'm not eating it> Synonyms slop, glopRelated Words crud, goo, goop, guck (or gook), gunk




swill

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of swill

  1. 1 to eat greedily or to excess <they can spend hours at the pub, drinking, chatting, and swilling> Synonyms gormandize, overeat, pig out, gorgeRelated Words devour, glut, sate, stuff, surfeit, wolf; banquet, feast, regale; bolt, cram, gulp, guzzleNear Antonyms nibble, peck, pick, taste

  2. 2 to swallow in liquid form <considering the way she swills carbonated drinks, she ought to own stock in a soda company> Synonyms belt (down), gulp, guzzle, hoist, imbibe, knock back, pound (down), quaff, sip, slug (down), slurp, sup, swig, drink, toss (down or off)Related Words lap, lick, suck; consume, down, ingurgitate, kill, mouth (down), put away; nip, tipple; pledge, toast, wine





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