guzzle

play
verb guz·zle \ ˈgə-zəl \

Definition of guzzle

guzzled; guzzling play \ˈgəz-liŋ, ˈgə-zə-\
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

guzzler

play \ˈgəz-lər, ˈgə-zə-\ noun

Examples of guzzle in a Sentence

  1. guzzled my soda before I could stop him

  2. teenagers sneaking out to guzzle in the woods

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Origin and Etymology of guzzle

origin unknown

guzzle Synonyms

Synonyms
belt (down), gulp, drink, hoist, imbibe, knock back, pound (down), quaff, sip, slug (down), slurp, sup, swig, swill, toss (down or off)
Related Words
lap, lick, suck; consume, down, ingurgitate, kill, mouth (down), put away; nip, tipple; pledge, toast, wine
Near Antonyms
abstain

GUZZLE Defined for English Language Learners

guzzle

play
verb

Definition of guzzle for English Language Learners

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


GUZZLE Defined for Kids

guzzle

play
verb guz·zle \ ˈgə-zəl \

Definition of guzzle for Students

guzzled; guzzling
:to drink greedily


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