guzzle

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

Other Words from guzzle

guzzler \ ˈgəz-​lər How to pronounce guzzle (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
Recent Examples on the Web In diners my father learned to smoke cigarettes and guzzle coffee and gobble down any food that was at hand, enough to get him through a double shift plus back-to-back classes. Bon Appétit, 20 Apr. 2022 Houston’s defense and ability to guzzle offensive rebounds had been an impenetrable combination in the tournament until Saturday evening. New York Times, 26 Mar. 2022 In a normal year, the Murano factories guzzle more than 13 million cubic meters of natural gas, according to a market insider speaking on the condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized by his company to talk. Washington Post, 30 Jan. 2022 The mines guzzle vast quantities of water, with nearly 58 billion gallons drawn from the region’s rivers, lakes and aquifers in 2019, according to government figures. NBC News, 22 Nov. 2021 Washers guzzle gallons of water and dryers use up energy. BostonGlobe.com, 13 June 2021 Washers guzzle gallons of water and dryers use up energy. BostonGlobe.com, 13 June 2021 Washers guzzle gallons of water and dryers use up energy. BostonGlobe.com, 13 June 2021 Washers guzzle gallons of water and dryers use up energy. BostonGlobe.com, 13 June 2021 See More

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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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Last Updated

29 Apr 2022

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“Guzzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guzzle. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for guzzle

guzzle

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

Kids Definition of guzzle

: to drink greedily

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