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.
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Noun1.guzzling - the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidlyguzzling - the drinking of large mouthfuls rapidly
drinking, imbibing, imbibition - the act of consuming liquids
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In India one hundred thousand beef- eating and brandy-and-soda guzzling Britons hold in subjection two hundred and fifty million vegetarian abstainers of the same Aryan race.
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.
"Maybe you've been guzzling from it," Sarah snapped.
'A baked baby, I dare say I but I will have none of it, never mind what it is.--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!--No, I see what they are at very plainly, so I am resolved to starve myself into a bunch of bones and gristle, and then, if they serve me up, they are welcome!
One was a down- east Yankee, as I believe they are called, and the other was a guzzling German.
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.
But then he might be only marking time to let that guzzling Cheeseman dine at his leisure.
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.
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.
Patna: Authorities in India's Bihar state have once again accused marauding rats of guzzling liquor worth millions of rupees stored in police store rooms.
PADDY APPRECIATED COOK'S SUPPER, GUZZLING CHERRY DESSERT FOLLOWING YUMMY BEEF CASSEROLE