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Definition of swill verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they swill
    he / she / it swills
    past simple swilled
    -ing form swilling
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  1. 1[transitive] swill something (down) (informal) to drink something quickly and/or in large quantities
  2. 2[transitive, intransitive] to move, or to make a liquid move, in a particular direction or around a particular place swill something + adv./prep. He swilled the juice around in his glass. Firefighters swilled away a large spill of fuel oil. + adv./prep. Water swilled around in the bottom of the boat.
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