verb (used without object), verb (used with object), guzzled, guzzling.
to drink, or sometimes eat, greedily, frequently, or plentifully: They spent the whole night guzzling beer.
South Midland and Southern U.S. gozzle.

1570–80; origin uncertain

guzzler, noun
unguzzled, adjective

1. swill, imbibe, swig, tope; chugalug. Unabridged
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World English Dictionary
guzzle (ˈɡʌzəl)
to consume (food or drink) excessively or greedily
[C16: of unknown origin]

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Word Origin & History

1576, probably related to Fr. goiser "throat," or imitative of the sound of drinking greedily.
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Example sentences
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.
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