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guzzle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v guzzle drink greedily or as if with great thirst "The boys guzzled the cheap vodka"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Guzzle An insatiable thing or person. "That sink of filth, that guzzle most impure."
    • v. i Guzzle gŭz"z'l To swallow liquor greedily; to drink much or frequently. "Those that came to guzzle in his wine cellar.""Well-seasoned bowls the gossip's spirits raise,
      Who, while she guzzles, chats the doctor's praise."
      "To fat the guzzling hogs with floods of whey."
    • v. t Guzzle To swallow much or often; to swallow with immoderate gust; to drink greedily or continually; as, one who guzzles beer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • guzzle To swallow liquor greedily; swill; drink much; drink frequently.
    • guzzle To swallow often or much of; swallow greedily.
    • n guzzle An insatiable thing or person.
    • n guzzle Drink; intoxicating liquor.
    • n guzzle A drinking-bout; a debauch.
    • n guzzle A drain or ditch; sometimes, a small stream. Also called a guzzen. Halliwell.
    • guzzle Filthy; sensual.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Guzzle guz′l to eat and drink with haste and greediness
    • v.t Guzzle to swallow with exceeding relish
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OP. gosillier, prob. orig., to pass through the throat; akin to F. gosier, throat; cf. It. gozzo, a bird's crop

Usage

In literature:

I was thinkin' it was a family affair, an' that I had a right to guzzle him.
"The Boss of the Lazy Y" by Charles Alden Seltzer
I reckon the fellur thet guzzles wud take hit all tu hisself.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
You see, Hank guzzles hard cider, and plays penny ante, and is always hard up.
"Shorty McCabe on the Job" by Sewell Ford
At the long lunch-counter rough-necked fellows perched on tripod stools were guzzling food.
"The Trail of '98" by Robert W. Service
It was Willows who had first tagged de Hooch with that silly nickname, "Guzzle".
"The Bramble Bush" by Gordon Randall Garrett
There was gorging Jack, and guzzling Jimmy, And the youngest he was little Billee.
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
I'm weary of guzzling, and begin to think them the better company.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
You preach water and guzzle wine.
"The Goose Man" by Jacob Wassermann
He guzzled the drink and looked up at Sherri, who was sucking down the last of the soda.
"The Judas Valley" by Gerald Vance
All were shovelling their food with knife-blades and guzzling their coffee with bent heads; their faces scared her, and she dropped her eyes.
"Cavanaugh: Forest Ranger" by Hamlin Garland
Munching, guzzling, watching, Sard squatted just within the veranda doorway, anxiously considering his chances.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
But what they're sentenced for is crimes of violence, not for guzzling hooch or mainlining heroin.
"Nor Iron Bars a Cage...." by Gordon Randall Garrett
I'm to go on deck and steer, while you two sit and guzzle, and I'm to go by a nickname, and got to call you 'sir' and 'mister.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
A fellow guzzles his way through.
"The German Classics, v. 20" by Various
Marse Henry laugh an' would have let me go but dat debil, Marse Moses, sez, 'Le's hol' her an' pour it down her guzzle, Henry.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
But Andy allers wanted every cent to guzzle on.
"Si Klegg, Book 3 (of 6) Si And Shorty Meet Mr. Rosenbaum, The Spy, Who Relates His Adventures" by John McElroy
He would have carried snare, rabbit and all off for a guzzle in his own lair.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
With a leisurely zest which turned Mahoney sick, the monster guzzled its meal, then swam up and nosed inquiringly along the fringe of barnacles.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The interview, unfortunately, was conducted over the bar and accompanied by a generous guzzling of beer.
"The Holes and John Smith" by Edward W. Ludwig
Here they guzzle their whiskey and make an uproar, while the people of the house sit in a corner.
"Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography." by Solomon Maimon
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In poetry:

Today they crawled from their covers
to cook a breakfast buffet
and soon they were gobbling and guzzling
and gulping and slurping away.
"Eagle Mountain Glacier" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
Says gorging Jack to guzzling Jimmy,
"I am extremely hungaree."
To gorging Jack says guzzling Jimmy,
"We've nothing left, us must eat we."
"Little Billee" by William Makepeace Thackeray
"First let me say my catechism
Which my poor mammy taught to me."
"Make haste, make haste," says guzzling Jimmy,
While Jack pulled his snickersnee.
"Little Billee" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Says gorging Jack to guzzling Jimmy,
"With one another we shouldn't agree!
There's little Bill, he's young and tender,
We're old and tough, so let's eat he.
"Little Billee" by William Makepeace Thackeray
I'll drink to thee only with my eyes
When two are three and four,
And guzzle reality's rise and cries
And praise the truth beyond surmise
When small shots shout: More! More! More! More!
"Occasional Poems" by Delmore Schwartz
And having got no portion small of buffeting and tussling,
At last he reached the banquet-hall, where sat the mayor a-
guzzling,
And by his side his lady tall dressed out in white sprig muslin.
"The Legend Of St. Sophia Of Kioff" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Gator- guzzling python comes to messy end.
A High-Power, Gas Guzzling Muscle Car.
I drive a gas- guzzling SUV.
My husband drives a gas- guzzling truck.
The preview for the show, in which young adults are " made" into something they want to be, touts helping the beer-guzzling tomboy find her feminine side.
A High-Power, Gas Guzzling Muscle Car.
Here is one thing that will have an immediate and positive effect: stop driving those gas-guzzling S.U.V. 's.
At Café Carlyle, Sarah Jessica Parker guzzles nostalgia martinis and schools Jennifer Hudson on Bobby Short.
Cops Tuesday painted a mind-boggling picture of death driver Diane Schuler - guzzling vodka and smoking pot with helpless kids in tow before the horrific Taconic State Parkway crash.
The alcohol based sanitizing product is now being guzzled by teens looking for a buzz.
Recent historic spikes in gas prices are expected to stay high, forcing many to look at their gas guzzling minivans and SUVs in a new light.
Scientists say they are looking to the sun for energy to help US Marines do away with diesel-guzzling generators now used in combat outposts.
Trade in that gas-guzzling mower for an electric model that will also cut down on costly repairs.
Gone is the gas-guzzling Ford Expedition.
The world's longest flight, flown in a gas-guzzling Airbus A340-500s, proved too costly for the airline.
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