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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.

    Chance A Tale in Two Parts

  • 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.

    In Which We Uncharacteristically Attempt to Offer You Some Comfort

  • 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

    Getting Up Guide: Speakeasy Costume Ball, the Aggrolites

  • Captain Morgan and, um, whatever those guys are swilling it with while they're cavorting in those frat-boyish commercials.

    Tony Sachs: Yo-Ho-Ho And A Snifter Of Rum: Sipping Rums To Enjoy Without Paper Umbrellas

  • 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.

    Vanity Fair's 'Red Meat' Calendar Shows Shirtless, Hunky Republicans

  • 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.

    A Favorite Villain in Election Ads: New York

  • 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.

    Len Berman: Top 5 Sports Stories

  • After that was the traditional milling and swilling and the presentation of pins and certificates to the nominees.

    Nebula Weekend, day 1

  • 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.

    Nebula Weekend, days 2-3


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