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Definition of guzzle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

guzzle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌzl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌzl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they guzzle
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌzl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌzl//
 
he / she / it guzzles
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌzlz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌzlz//
 
past simple guzzled
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌzld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌzld//
 
past participle guzzled
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌzld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌzld//
 
-ing form guzzling
BrE BrE//ˈɡʌzlɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡʌzlɪŋ//
 
Hunger
 
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[transitive, intransitive] guzzle (something) (informal, usually disapproving) to drink something quickly and in large amounts. In British English it also means to eat food quickly and in large amounts. The kids seem to be guzzling soft drinks all day. (figurative) My car guzzles fuel. See related entries: Hunger Word Origin late 16th cent.: perhaps from Old French gosillier ‘chatter, vomit’, from gosier ‘throat’, from late Latin geusiae ‘cheeks’.
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