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

 

swig

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//swɪɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//swɪɡ//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swig
BrE BrE//swɪɡ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//swɪɡ//
 
he / she / it swigs
BrE BrE//swɪɡz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//swɪɡz//
 
past simple swigged
BrE BrE//swɪɡd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//swɪɡd//
 
past participle swigged
BrE BrE//swɪɡd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//swɪɡd//
 
-ing form swigging
BrE BrE//ˈswɪɡɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈswɪɡɪŋ//
 
 
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swig something (informal) to take a quick drink of something, especially alcohol They sat around swigging beer from bottles. He sat next to me, swigging at a bottle of vodka. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (as a noun in the obsolete sense ‘liquor’): of unknown origin.

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