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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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Even while quaffing the third draught of the Fountain of Youth, they were almost awed by the expression of his mysterious visage.
In this new part, Ulysses saw his two and twenty friends represented as sitting on cushions and canopied thrones, greedily devouring dainties, and quaffing deep draughts of wine.
In a few moments every spring had its jovial knot of hard drinkers, with tin cup in hand, indulging in a mock carouse; quaffing, pledging, toasting, bandying jokes, singing drinking songs, and uttering peals of laughter, until it seemed as if their imaginations had given potency to the beverage, and cheated them into a fit of intoxication.
Now, well would it have been for him who had first spoken had he left Robin Hood alone; but his anger was hot, both because the youth had gotten the better of him and because of the deep draughts of ale that he had been quaffing.
Miss Sophy bit her lip and affected to look with great interest after Mr Cheggs, who was quaffing lemonade in the distance.
A thirsty Andy declined the other drinks on offer at the bash - before quaffing a glass of Irn-Bru to cheers from well-wishers.
What a shame he didn't break Sir Bobby Charlton's record in the first five minutes of the second-half against Switzerland, as all those hundreds of corporates who were still quaffing in the sponsors' lounges would have missed it.
Dee, real name Dierdre Kelly, was pictured quaffing bottles of champagne, shots and cocktails and also judged a wet T-shirt contest.
Our spy caught the pair looking loved up and quaffing pink champagne in the boxes at the Boodles May Festival while the favourites went neck-and-neck on the course.
If we stopped to think about what is going in Syria while we sit here quaffing, we'd go mad" - Gyles Brandreth, new editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations.
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