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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.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

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.
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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
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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"
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quaff

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

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.
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Translations

quaff

[kwɒf] VT (o.f., also hum) → beber(se), zamparse
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

quaff

[ˈkwɒf ˈkwɑːf] vt (old-fashioned or humorous)avaler
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

quaff

(old, hum)
vttrinken, schlürfen (hum)
vizechen (old, hum); (= take a swig)schlucken
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

quaff

[kwɑːf] vt (old) → tracannare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
He more than intimated that it was at his option to concoct a liquid that should prolong life for years, perhaps interminably; but that it would produce a discord in Nature which all the world, and chiefly the quaffer of the immortal nostrum, would find cause to curse.
Apparently Russian champagne quaffers in the royal Russian court enjoyed really sweet champagne - but in Germany they liked it only half as sugary.
It is hoped whiskey quaffers around the world will help the Government flood the national coffers with cash.
The house red and white wines (PS13.95) were perfectly adequate quaffers, and there were the usual regulars on the extensive menu - pizzas, risottos, steaks - to ensure that a return visit may reveal more hits than misses.
Participants who drank the least amount of sugar-sweetened beverages had reductions in all-cause and cardiovascular mortality of 26% and 37%, compared with these rates for the quintile of biggest quaffers.
The Harbour Fish and Grill (www.harbourhotel.co.uk) is a gem for seafood lovers and cocktail quaffers. Mains about PS10.
This is probably because modest quaffers do not obtain adequate quantities of the beneficial polyphenolic compounds and other micronutrients, while people who consume 3 or more cups daily ingest so much caffeine that the pressor response outweighs the positive effects of the micronutrients, according to Dr.
Just one, the Old Joint Stock, a popular haunt for corporate quaffers opposite St Philip's Cathedral, is deemed worthy of a main entry in the guide.
With all of this insanity in mind, I have decided to allow you, the cultured quaffers of the promised land, to pop down and taste some of these outrageous wines, accompanied with some useless banter from my good self.
Are they instant quaffers or more likely to appreciate fine wine with aging potential to stash away for future drinking?
But most KFCs have winding queues of chicken quaffers, anxiously waiting in Iard-Iumpy lines for their deep-fat injection.