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guzzle

[guhz-uh l] /ˈgʌz əl/
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), guzzled, guzzling.
1.
to drink, or sometimes eat, greedily, frequently, or plentifully:
They spent the whole night guzzling beer.
noun
2.
South Midland and Southern U.S. gozzle.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; origin uncertain
Related forms
guzzler, noun
unguzzled, adjective
Synonyms
1. swill, imbibe, swig, tope; chugalug.
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Examples from the web for guzzle
  • They regularly guzzle the equivalent of about nine drinks a night-though they don't display what we'd consider drunken behavior.
  • Because everybody gets the same amount back, people gain if they conserve and lose if they guzzle.
  • The cops guzzle water in the shade of the gas station's canopy.
  • But if domestic prices are capped, then emerging economies will continue to guzzle oil, pushing world prices still higher.
  • Insulated from the reality of rising world prices, consumers guzzle more oil than if they had to pay full market prices.
  • And yes, software firms guzzle less energy than car makers.
  • Politicians could reduce that congestion by charging motorists more for the petrol they guzzle and the roads they use.
  • Before you make any life-altering decisions in the future, you may want to guzzle a few liters of water.
  • Endurance athletes rely on slow-twitch muscles, fibrous bundles that guzzle oxygen and fatigue slowly.
  • The plant's towering stalks guzzle groundwater, reducing habitat for songbirds that use native riparian vegetation.
British Dictionary definitions for guzzle

guzzle

/ˈɡʌzəl/
verb
1.
to consume (food or drink) excessively or greedily
Word Origin
C16: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for guzzle
v.

1570s, probably related to Old French gosillier "to go down the gullet; to vomit, chatter, talk," from gosier (13c.) "jaws, throat, gullet." Or imitative of the sound of drinking greedily. Related: Guzzled; guzzling. As a noun from 1590s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for guzzle

guzzle

noun

goozle

verb
  1. To drink, esp rapidly: He guzzled a Coke (1500s+)
  2. To drink liquor, esp to excess: He guzzled a lot when he got worried

[fr French gosier, ''throat,'' or perhaps like that French word, echoically based on the sound of swallowing]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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