guzzle

verb
guz·​zle | \ ˈgə-zəl How to pronounce guzzle (audio) \
guzzled; guzzling\ ˈgəz-​liŋ How to pronounce guzzling (audio) , 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 How to pronounce guzzler (audio) , 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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High-dollar deals are made, rosé is guzzled, and any actor looking for press is kicking into high gear. Liz Raiss, GQ, "Cannes 2018's Most Stylish Men Are Acing Warm Weather Style," 11 May 2018 Candidate Obama, in a formal address, explained that Detroit’s financial troubles were due to its large, gas-guzzling cars. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Politicians Never Lied Before Trump," 11 Jan. 2019 In other words, guzzling ginger ale won't exactly help your health. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Health Benefits of Ginger Water," 11 Jan. 2019 Back at home, my toddler will devour a Mason jar full of oatmeal for breakfast or guzzle 6 ounces of whole milk and immediately demand another cupful. Nestor Ramos, BostonGlobe.com, "Will my genes doom my young daughter to a weight problem?," 31 Jan. 2018 But did guzzling a gallon of water magically give me Bey’s skin? Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Will Drinking a Gallon of Water a Day Give You Perfect Skin? We Tested It Out," 9 Aug. 2018 The Volt’s creation became a symbol of GM’s emergence from bankruptcy, a fate precipitated by its heavy reliance on gas-guzzling trucks and sport-utility vehicles amid soaring gas prices. Mike Colias, WSJ, "GM Bids Farewell to Its Breakthrough Electric Car," 9 Dec. 2018 The bulbs were bought with funds raised in the U.S. Photo: AFP/Getty Images For precedent, India had surprising energy-savings success with another electricity-guzzling fixture of modern life: the light bulb. Russell Gold, WSJ, "Can India Afford to Cool Down?," 21 Nov. 2018 That said, skip the gas-guzzling trip to some wooded wonderland and buy local. Good Housekeeping, "Which Is Better: A Real or Fake Christmas Tree?," 6 Nov. 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

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

guzzle

verb
guz·​zle | \ ˈgə-zəl How to pronounce guzzle (audio) \
guzzled; guzzling

Kids Definition of guzzle

: to drink greedily

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