- 1[intransitive] (+ adv./prep.) to move making the sound of an engine running slowly The boat chugged down the river. The train chugged steadily along the West Highland Line.
- 2[transitive] chug something (North American English, slang) to drink all of something quickly without stopping See related entries: Thirst Word Originverb sense 1 mid 19th cent. (as a noun): imitative. verb sense 2 1980s: imitative.
BrE BrE//tʃʌɡ//; NAmE NAmE//tʃʌɡ//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chug
BrE BrE//tʃʌɡ//; NAmE NAmE//tʃʌɡ//he / she / it chugs
BrE BrE//tʃʌɡz//; NAmE NAmE//tʃʌɡz//past simple chugged
BrE BrE//tʃʌɡd//; NAmE NAmE//tʃʌɡd//past participle chugged
BrE BrE//tʃʌɡd//; NAmE NAmE//tʃʌɡd//-ing form chugging
BrE BrE//ˈtʃʌɡɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃʌɡɪŋ//Thirst