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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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 Texans probably already know, but gas-guzzling trucks rank among the least fuel-efficient vehicles on the road. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Looking for a fuel-efficient car? Here are the ones you'll want to check out," 25 May 2018 Carry plenty of water but instead of guzzling it all at once, take smaller and frequent drinks. J. Harry Jones,, "Popular trails closed due to heat concerns," 5 July 2018 Every summer party has one: a cooler full of light, guzzle-able domestic beer. Paula Forbes, GQ, "The Best Summer Beers for Your Next Barbecue," 25 May 2018 How in the name of political correctness has this beer-guzzling, language-abusing, sensibilities-mangling San Diego tradition called Over-the-Line survived? Bryce Miller,, "Cover your ears: Over-the-Line evolves, but the raunchy team names remain," 14 July 2018 The electrics venture with BMW is an important boost for Great Wall, which industry analysts warned would struggle to satisfy Beijing's sales quotas due to its fuel-guzzling vehicle lineup and had yet to announce any significant electric plans. Joe Mcdonald, USA TODAY, "BMW group and Great Wall Motors partner to make electric MINIs in China," 10 July 2018 Instead of guzzling a bunch of water all at once, take smaller and more frequent drinks of water. Pomerado News, "Poway officials warn hikers as temperatures rise," 6 July 2018 The only control is to plan and book your itineraries to limit connections (takeoffs and landings guzzle fuel). Jill K. Robinson,, "Going green: Can we travel the world without killing the planet?," 21 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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English Language Learners Definition of guzzle

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


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

Kids Definition of guzzle

: to drink greedily

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evasion of direct action or statement

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