guzzle

verb
guz·​zle | \ˈgə-zəl \
guzzled; guzzling\ˈgəz-​liŋ, ˈgə-​zə-​ \

Definition of guzzle 

intransitive verb

: to drink especially liquor greedily, continually, or habitually

transitive verb

1 : to drink greedily or habitually guzzle beer

2 : consume, use up devices that guzzle electricity

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Other Words from guzzle

guzzler \ˈgəz-​lər, ˈgə-​zə-​ \ noun

Examples of guzzle in a Sentence

guzzled my soda before I could stop him teenagers sneaking out to guzzle in the woods

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Houses compete to produce the most eye-catching, inventive and flamboyant show invitations delivered often by gas-guzzling courier to each guest’s personal or professional address with little thought to ecology. Thomas Adamson, The Seattle Times, "Starry Saint Laurent show in Paris sees models walk on water," 25 Sep. 2018 This is a place to guzzle down wallet-friendly drinks with party-goers both young and old. Dylan Essertier, Condé Nast Traveler, "20 Best Bars in Dubai," 27 Feb. 2018 But that's no reason to guzzle enough coconut oil to bathe your internal organs in the stuff! Jaclyn London, Ms, Rd, Cdn, Good Housekeeping, "8 Claims You've Heard About Coconut Oil That Aren't True," 21 Feb. 2017 But for many people who don’t want to buy a gas-guzzling, giant truck, the key to buying a trailer is to keep it lightweight. Megan Barber, Curbed, "5 lightweight camper trailers you can buy right now," 13 Sep. 2018 My mother also calls Ralph to complain about her beer-guzzling neighbor. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Living Yard Sale to Yard Sale With My Mother, a Well Dressed Antique Dealer," 30 Aug. 2018 Titan XD is a work truck made for towing, hauling, grunting and guzzling. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Nissan Titan XD is a diesel beast of a truck," 5 July 2018 The idea is to foster taller, more compact residential neighborhoods that wean people from long, gas-guzzling commutes, reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Conor Dougherty And Brad Plumer, New York Times, "A Bold, Divisive Plan to Wean Californians From Cars," 16 Mar. 2018 Thousands of ships depart these waters annually, transporting the wealth of crude beneath the Saudi Arabian desert to gas-guzzling nations. Stanley Reed, New York Times, "An Oil Giant Is Taking Big Steps. Saudi Arabia Can’t Afford for It to Slip.," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of guzzle

1567, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for guzzle

origin unknown

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guzzle

verb

English Language Learners Definition of guzzle

: to drink (something, such as beer or liquor) quickly or in large amounts

guzzle

verb
guz·​zle | \ˈgə-zəl \
guzzled; guzzling

Kids Definition of guzzle

: to drink greedily

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