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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
References in classic literature ?
The champagne was quaffed from huge golden goblets.
The long, barbed steel goblets were lifted; and to cries and maledictions against the white whale, the spirits were simultaneously quaffed down with a hiss.
Without alighting from his horse, the conqueror called for a bowl of wine, and opening the beaver, or lower part of his helmet, announced that he quaffed it, ``To all true English hearts, and to the confusion of foreign tyrants.
Twas ruled that he who quaffed no fancy's bowl Should drain the "Golden Valley"* cups of wine.
Thou hast quaffed off my wine, and canst be man no longer.
She quaffed the liquid and returned the goblet to his hand.
Numerous toasts were offered and quaffed, in the wines of France, to the celebrated travellers who had made their names illustrious by their explorations of African territory.
We pegged and quaffed away in silence for a while, until the time came when, instead of sitting bolt upright, and grasping the knife and fork firmly, we leant back in our chairs and worked slowly and carelessly - when we stretched out our legs beneath the table, let our napkins fall, unheeded, to the floor, and found time to more critically examine the smoky ceiling than we had hitherto been able to do - when we rested our glasses at arm's-length upon the table, and felt good, and thoughtful, and forgiving.
And Zarathustra ran and ran, but he found no one else, and was alone and ever found himself again; he enjoyed and quaffed his solitude, and thought of good things--for hours.
Portions of marmalade had likewise been distributed on a service of plates constructed of curlpaper; and cowslip wine had been quaffed from the small squat measuring glass in which little Rickitts (a junior of weakly constitution) took her steel drops daily.
To this, his new habitation, Tom Cobb, Phil Parkes, and Solomon Daisy went regularly every night: and in the chimney-corner, they all four quaffed, and smoked, and prosed, and dozed, as they had done of old.
Despite not wanting a fuss, Dad ruddy well got one - and after the candles had been blown out and the prosecco quaffed, I think he'd had a much-deserved happy birthday.