swill down

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Verb1.swill down - drink large quantities of (liquid, especially alcoholic drink)
drink, imbibe - take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"
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Then, get sponges and clean water to swill down the tables and seats.
The fact that Jack's group of expatriate friends swill down cocktails and Sunny's friend Sue, a cranky, middle-aged alcoholic, despises Jack doesn't exactly make things any easier.
After each meeting he'd swill down a couple of gallons of fine Bass ale and when topped up would challenge any of the Docksmen, the owners, to a fight in long-gone Neptune Park.
She's ginger, which will make you feel even more Irish, and she's bound to drop a few words as gaeilge, so you can cod yourself you're learning something as you swill down your umpteenth can of Guinness.