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Swill definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

SWILL, v.t.
1. To drink grossly or greedily; as, to swill down great quantities of liquors.
2. To wash; to drench.
3. To inebriate; to swell with fullness.
I should be loth
To meet the rudeness and swill'd insolence
Of such late wassailers.
SWILL, n. Large draughts of liquor; or drink taken in excessive quantities.
1. The wash or mixture of liquid substances, given to swine; called in some places swillings.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk [syn: slop, slops, swill, pigswill, pigwash] v
1: feed pigs [syn: slop, swill]
2: drink large quantities of (liquid, especially alcoholic drink) [syn: swill, swill down]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb Etymology: Middle English swilen, from Old English swillan Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. wash, drench 2. to drink great drafts of ; guzzle <swill beer> 3. to feed (as a pig) with swill intransitive verb 1. to drink or eat freely, greedily, or to excess 2. swash swiller noun II. noun Date: 1553 1. something suggestive of slop or garbage ; refuse 2. a. a semiliquid food for animals (as swine) composed of edible refuse mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk b. garbage

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. & n. --v. 1 tr. (often foll. by out) rinse or flush; pour water over or through. 2 tr. & intr. drink greedily. --n. 1 an act of rinsing. 2 mainly liquid refuse as pig-food. 3 inferior liquor. Derivatives: swiller n. Etymology: OE swillan, swilian, of unkn. orig.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Swill Swill, v. i. To drink greedily or swinishly; to drink to excess. --South.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Swill Swill, n. 1. The wash, or mixture of liquid substances, given to swine; hogwash; -- called also swillings. 2. Large draughts of liquor; drink taken in excessive quantities.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Swill Swill, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swilled; p. pr. & vb. n. Swilling.] [OE. swilen to wash, AS. swilian.] 1. To wash; to drench. [Obs.] As fearfully as doth a galled rock O'erhang and jutty his confounded base, Swilled with the wild and wasteful ocean. --Shak. 2. [Properly, to drink like a pig. See Swill, n.] To drink in great draughts; to swallow greedily. Well-dressed people, of both sexes, . . . devouring sliced beef, and swilling pork, and punch, and cider. --Smollett. 3. To inebriate; to fill with drink. I should be loth To meet the rudeness and swilled insolence Of such late wassailers. --Milton.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(swills, swilling, swilled) 1. If you swill an alcoholic drink, you drink a lot of it. A crowd of men were standing around swilling beer. VERB: V n 2. If a liquid swills around, or if you swill it around, it moves around the area that it is contained in. Gallons of sea water had rushed into the cabin and were now swilling about in the bilges... She swilled the whisky around in her glass. VERB: V around/about, V n around/about 3. Swill is a liquid mixture containing waste food that is given to pigs to eat.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Drink (greedily), guzzle, quaff. 2. Inebriate, intoxicate, fuddle. II. n. 1. Potations, large drams, greedy draughts of liquor. 2. Hogwash, swillings.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

To drink greedily.

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