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
Recent Examples on the Web No one who was involved wanted to go through that again — except for maybe the media outlets that guzzled down all that advertising money like a college freshman at a kegger. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, "Cumberland Farms files ballot question to lift cap on liquor licenses," 8 Aug. 2019 Djokovic visited by a doctor and trainer in the third set and, desperate to hydrate, guzzled bottles of water and energy drink. Howard Fendrich, BostonGlobe.com, "Novak Djokovic rallies to win Australian Open," 2 Feb. 2020 Djokovic visited by a doctor and trainer in the third set and, desperate to hydrate, guzzled bottles of water and energy drink. Howard Fendrich, Houston Chronicle, "Novak Djokovic captures 8th Australian Open title," 2 Feb. 2020 He was visited by a doctor and trainer in the third set and, desperate to hydrate, guzzled bottles of water and energy drink. Washington Post, "Djokovic tops Thiem for 8th Australian Open title, 17 majors," 2 Feb. 2020 Djokovic visited by a doctor and trainer in the third set and, desperate to hydrate, guzzled bottles of water and energy drink. Time, "Novak Djokovic Wins 17th Grand Slam Trophy in Australian Open," 2 Feb. 2020 What prompted Archaeopteris to evolve its suite of nutrient-guzzling traits is still unclear. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian, "The World’s Oldest Forest Has 385-Million-Year-Old Tree Roots," 20 Dec. 2019 But guzzling them incurs high costs for both carnivorous humans and the planet. The Economist, "How much would giving up meat help the environment?," 15 Nov. 2019 The requests for a fuel-guzzling vehicle became a joke among Clinton staff, since Sanders had railed against fossil fuel companies in his campaign. Emily Larsen, Washington Examiner, "Bernie Sanders outspent rivals on private jets at $1.2M late last year," 1 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of guzzle was in 1567

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21 Mar 2020

Cite this Entry

“Guzzle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/guzzle. Accessed 1 Apr. 2020.

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More Definitions for guzzle

guzzle

verb
How to pronounce guzzle (audio)

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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