guzzling


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guz·zle

 (gŭz′əl)
v. guz·zled, guz·zling, guz·zles
v.tr.
1. To drink greedily or habitually: guzzle beer.
2. To consume to excess: a car that guzzles gas.
v.intr.
To drink, especially alcoholic beverages, greedily or habitually.

[Origin unknown.]

guz′zler n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guzzling - the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidlyguzzling - the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidly
drinking, imbibing, imbibition - the act of consuming liquids
References in classic literature ?
A pretty fool I should make of myself, indeed, waked up here in the middle of the night, stuffing and guzzling, and all to make a fat meal for a parcel of booby-minded cannibals one of these mornings
The meal happened to be a make-believe tea, and they sat around the board, guzzling in their greed; and really, what with their chatter and recriminations, the noise, as Wendy said, was positively deafening.
One was a down- east Yankee, as I believe they are called, and the other was a guzzling German.
eating and brandy-and-soda guzzling Britons hold in subjection two
Broke his poor wife's heart, turned his daughters out of doors, drove his sons into the streets; it was a blessing he went mad at last, through evil tempers, and covetousness, and selfishness, and guzzling, and drinking, or he'd have drove many others so.
Maybe you've been guzzling from it," Sarah snapped.
But then he might be only marking time to let that guzzling Cheeseman dine at his leisure.
The three places in question were three little rotten holes in this Island, containing three little ignorant, drunken, guzzling, dirty, out-of-the-way constituencies, that had reeled into Mr Merdle's pocket.
Assuredly, in his worse than swinish state (for swine at least fatten on their guzzling, and make themselves good to eat), he was a pretty object for any eyes.
But here you sit, guzzling boiled beef as though you'd not had a bite for three days.
I once sat next to a fat lady who spent the first half of the flight guzzling Cointreau and the second half bringing it all back up again.
It's insane (and suspicious) that a global war being fought in part for revenge, in part for petroleum access should have temporarily resulted in gas prices lower than we've seen in years--at least here in California--and in a Senate vote to maintain SUV gas guzzling without restraint.