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
Recent Examples on the Web New fuels Like other airlines, KLM is making its fleet more fuel-efficient by purchasing aircraft like the Boeing 787-8, 787-9, and 787-10 Dreamliner and retiring its gas-guzzling 747 jumbo jets. Ramsey Qubein, Condé Nast Traveler, "Here’s What Air Travel Will Look Like in 100 Years—According to KLM," 11 Oct. 2019 The retail giant needs gas-guzzling planes and trucks to deliver packages to shoppers’ doors in as little as one hour, and Amazon Web Services, its cloud-computing division, relies on significant amounts of electricity to power its server farms. Wired, "Little Talk of Sustainability at Amazon's Big Hardware Event," 25 Sep. 2019 The serious work, some argue, is still done by gas guzzling diesel engines. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "The World's Largest Electric Vehicle Is a Dump Truck," 21 Aug. 2019 Teenager Alan Sprints didn’t enjoy guzzling beer after beer like his buddies. Andre Meunier,, "Hair of the Dog forged bigger, bolder future for craft beer: Portland Breweries Series," 18 July 2019 In January, a woman was told never to return to another Walmart in the city after spending a morning riding an electric cart around in the parking lot while guzzling wine from a Pringles can. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, "Woman barred from Texas Walmart after eating half a cake, refusing to pay full price," 1 July 2019 The Shelburne Hotel & Suites by Affinia is kicking off the summer season with a brand new cocktail, made for ELLE Decor, the Walt Whiskey, which will be available to guzzle at Rare View the hotel’s large rooftop garden and bar, owned by Doug Boxer. Charles Curkin, ELLE Decor, "A Gilded Age-Inspired Summer Cocktail to Celebrate The Morgan Library," 6 June 2019 Today’s RV travel has come a long way from the nostalgic experience that brings to mind the gas-guzzling, bulky vehicles, with earth-tone carpet and all. John-john Williams Iv,, "With a pool and grocery store, Bar Harbor RV Park & Marina in Abingdon isn’t just a campground," 22 Aug. 2019 That’s in comparison to, say, London, where the espresso martini is de rigueur at most bars and restaurants, and where they are guzzled with aplomb as a sort of thinking drinking person’s substitute for a vodka Red Bull. Jordan Michelman,, "What’s brewing in Chinatown: a microguide to four unique coffee bars," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of guzzle

1567, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for guzzle

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15 Nov 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of guzzle

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


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

Kids Definition of guzzle

: to drink greedily

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