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swill

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verb \ˈswil\

Definition of swill

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  wash, drench

  3. 2 :  to drink great drafts of :  guzzle <swill beer>

  4. 3 :  to feed (as a pig) with swill

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  to drink or eat freely, greedily, or to excess

  7. 2 :  swash

swiller

noun

Examples of swill in a sentence

  1. She watched the water swill around in the bucket.

  2. He swilled the water around in the pot.

  3. He swilled the floor with buckets of water.

Origin and Etymology of swill

Middle English swilen, from Old English swillan


First Known Use: before 12th century


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swill

noun

Definition of swill

  1. 1 :  something suggestive of slop or garbage :  refuse

  2. 2a :  a semiliquid food for animals (as swine) composed of edible refuse mixed with water or skimmed or sour milkb :  garbage

Examples of swill in a sentence

  1. <took his daily swill of the foul-tasting medicine>

  2. <I don't know what's in this swill, but I know that I'm not eating it.>

1553

First Known Use of swill

1553

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


SWILL Defined for English Language Learners

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swill

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verb \ˈswil\

Definition of swill for English Language Learners

  • : to drink (something) quickly in large amounts

  • of a liquid : to move around in a container

  • : to cause (a liquid) to move around in a container


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swill

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Definition of swill for English Language Learners

  • : food for animals (such as pigs) made from scraps of food and water

  • : food or drink that is very bad or unappealing


SWILL Defined for Kids

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swill

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verb \ˈswil\

Definition of swill for Students

swilled

swilling

  1. :  to eat or drink greedily


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swill

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Definition of swill for Students

  1. 1 :  1slop 2

  2. 2 :  garbage 1, refuse



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