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quaff(kwŏf, kwăf, kwôf)
v. quaffed, quaff·ing, quaffs
To drink (a beverage) heartily: quaffed the ale with gusto.
To drink a liquid heartily: quaffed from the spring.
A hearty draft of liquid.
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to drink heartily or in one draught
[C16: perhaps of imitative origin; compare Middle Low German quassen to eat or drink excessively]
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quaff(kwɒf, kwæf, kwɔf)
1. to drink copiously and with hearty enjoyment.n.
2. an act or instance of quaffing.
3. a beverage quaffed.
[1515–25; orig. uncertain]
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Past participle: quaffed
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|Noun||1.||quaff - a hearty draft|
|Verb||1.||quaff - to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught; "The men gulped down their beers"|
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verb drink, gulp, swig (informal), have, down, neck (slang), swallow, slug, guzzle, imbibe, partake of The older guys quaff their breakfast cappuccinos.
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quaff[ˈkwɒf ˈkwɑːf] vt (old-fashioned or humorous) → avaler
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quaff[kwɑːf] vt (old) → tracannare
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