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

     

    chug

     verb
    verb
    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
     
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  1. 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. 2[transitive] chug something (North American English, slang) to drink all of something quickly without stopping See related entries: Thirst
  3. Word Originverb sense 1 mid 19th cent. (as a noun): imitative. verb sense 2 1980s: imitative.
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