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- v. Present participle of swill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of drinking to excess.
- n. plural Same as swill, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidly
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He wrinkled his nose in a puzzled way at the dishes offered to him by the waiter but refused none, devouring the food with a great appetite and drinking ( "swilling" Fyne called it) gallons of ginger beer, which was procured for him (in stone bottles) at his request.
Stimulating the brain in certain ways - such as swilling sugary drinks - can boost output, perhaps giving athletes that all-important edge over their rivals.
Where can I mail the booze, 'cause I can't imagine how you get along without swilling something in that period of time.
Don your best flapper or bootlegger gear and shimmy to the sounds of live ragtime while swilling from an open bar from 7 to 9 p.m. The Aggrolites
Captain Morgan and, um, whatever those guys are swilling it with while they're cavorting in those frat-boyish commercials.
Far, far sexier than the president and his drooping poll numbers are the crusading challengers of the Republican Party, whose tea-swilling followers are fogging up the windows of the 2010 midterm elections.
In others, photos of a Wall Street street sign segue into scenes of corporate types swilling cocktails or puffing cigars, and smug-looking bankers roaming the streets of Manhattan.
Torre and MLB are going to jump all over this crap about some grown men admitting they've had a few beers in the clubhouse while 39,000 fans are swilling the stuff just a few feet away.
After that was the traditional milling and swilling and the presentation of pins and certificates to the nominees.
I missed the pre-banquet milling and swilling in favor of making sure my audio-video equipment was properly set up, but I was very glad of that trade-off when my speech was the only audio-video presentation of the evening that went off without a serious glitch.