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quaff

 (kwŏf, kwăf, kwôf)
v. quaffed, quaff·ing, quaffs
v.tr.
To drink (a beverage) heartily: quaffed the ale with gusto.
v.intr.
To drink a liquid heartily: quaffed from the spring.
n.
A hearty draft of liquid.

[Origin unknown.]

quaff′er n.

quaff

(kwɒf; kwɑːf)
vb
to drink heartily or in one draught
[C16: perhaps of imitative origin; compare Middle Low German quassen to eat or drink excessively]
ˈquaffable adj
ˈquaffer n

quaff

(kwɒf, kwæf, kwɔf)

v.i., v.t.
1. to drink copiously and with hearty enjoyment.
n.
2. an act or instance of quaffing.
3. a beverage quaffed.
[1515–25; orig. uncertain]
quaff′er, n.

quaff


Past participle: quaffed
Gerund: quaffing

Imperative
quaff
quaff
Present
I quaff
you quaff
he/she/it quaffs
we quaff
you quaff
they quaff
Preterite
I quaffed
you quaffed
he/she/it quaffed
we quaffed
you quaffed
they quaffed
Present Continuous
I am quaffing
you are quaffing
he/she/it is quaffing
we are quaffing
you are quaffing
they are quaffing
Present Perfect
I have quaffed
you have quaffed
he/she/it has quaffed
we have quaffed
you have quaffed
they have quaffed
Past Continuous
I was quaffing
you were quaffing
he/she/it was quaffing
we were quaffing
you were quaffing
they were quaffing
Past Perfect
I had quaffed
you had quaffed
he/she/it had quaffed
we had quaffed
you had quaffed
they had quaffed
Future
I will quaff
you will quaff
he/she/it will quaff
we will quaff
you will quaff
they will quaff
Future Perfect
I will have quaffed
you will have quaffed
he/she/it will have quaffed
we will have quaffed
you will have quaffed
they will have quaffed
Future Continuous
I will be quaffing
you will be quaffing
he/she/it will be quaffing
we will be quaffing
you will be quaffing
they will be quaffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been quaffing
you have been quaffing
he/she/it has been quaffing
we have been quaffing
you have been quaffing
they have been quaffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been quaffing
you will have been quaffing
he/she/it will have been quaffing
we will have been quaffing
you will have been quaffing
they will have been quaffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been quaffing
you had been quaffing
he/she/it had been quaffing
we had been quaffing
you had been quaffing
they had been quaffing
Conditional
I would quaff
you would quaff
he/she/it would quaff
we would quaff
you would quaff
they would quaff
Past Conditional
I would have quaffed
you would have quaffed
he/she/it would have quaffed
we would have quaffed
you would have quaffed
they would have quaffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quaff - a hearty draftquaff - a hearty draft      
draught, potation, tipple, draft - a serving of drink (usually alcoholic) drawn from a keg; "they served beer on draft"
Verb1.quaff - to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught; "The men gulped down their beers"
drink, imbibe - take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"

quaff

verb drink, gulp, swig (informal), have, down, neck (slang), swallow, slug, guzzle, imbibe, partake of The older guys quaff their breakfast cappuccinos.

quaff

verb
To take into the mouth and swallow (a liquid):
Informal: swig, toss down (or off).
Slang: belt.
noun
An act of drinking or the amount swallowed:
Informal: swig.
Slang: belt.
Translations

quaff

[kwɒf] VT (o.f., also hum) → beber(se), zamparse

quaff

[ˈkwɒf ˈkwɑːf] vt (old-fashioned or humorous)avaler

quaff

(old, hum)
vttrinken, schlürfen (hum)
vizechen (old, hum); (= take a swig)schlucken

quaff

[kwɑːf] vt (old) → tracannare
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Yet, if death be in this cup, I bid thee think again, ere thou beholdest me quaff it.
Yea, verily, hearts alive, we'd brew choice punch in the spread of his spout-hole there, and from that live punch-bowl quaff the living stuff
The veselija has come down to them from a far-off time; and the meaning of it was that one might dwell within the cave and gaze upon shadows, provided only that once in his lifetime he could break his chains, and feel his wings, and behold the sun; provided that once in his lifetime he might testify to the fact that life, with all its cares and its terrors, is no such great thing after all, but merely a bubble upon the surface of a river, a thing that one may toss about and play with as a juggler tosses his golden balls, a thing that one may quaff, like a goblet of rare red wine.
They resolved forthwith to make a pilgrimage to Florida, and quaff at morning, noon, and night, from the Fountain of Youth.
And, Aylmer, I shall quaff whatever draught you bring me; but it will be on the same principle that would induce me to take a dose of poison if offered by your hand.
Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee -- by these angels he hath sent thee Respite -- respite and nepenthe from thy memories of Lenore; Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore
Disappointment does not suggest suicide, and we quaff success without intoxication.
Nevertheless, all was over for the poor cardinal, and he was obliged to quaff to the dregs the bitter cup of being in such bad company.
Thou shalt eat sweet venison and quaff the stoutest ale, and mine own good right-hand man shalt thou be, for never did I see such a cudgel player in all my life before.
To whom the Son of God, unmoved, replied:-- "Nor doth this grandeur and majestic shew Of luxury, though called magnificence, More than of arms before, allure mine eye, Much less my mind; though thou should'st add to tell Their sumptuous gluttonies, and gorgeous feasts On citron tables or Atlantic stone (For I have also heard, perhaps have read), Their wines of Setia, Cales, and Falerne, Chios and Crete, and how they quaff in gold, Crystal, and myrrhine cups, imbossed with gems And studs of pearl--to me should'st tell, who thirst And hunger still.
Celestine threw up her head like a thoroughbred before the race, and re-read the invitation just as Baudoyer and Saillard had re-read the articles about themselves in the newspapers, without being able to quaff enough of it.
The most aldermanic, with his chin upon a heart-leaf, which serves for a napkin to his drooling chaps, under this northern shore quaffs a deep draught of the once scorned water, and passes round the cup with the ejaculation tr-r-r-oonk, tr-r-r--oonk, tr-r-r-oonk