verb (swigs, swigging, swigged /swigd/)[with object]
- Drink in large gulps: Dave swigged the wine in five gulps [no object]: old men swigged from bottles of plum brandyMore example sentences
- Band members had to photograph one another swigging the bright orange drink.
- She had to be in control, even if it meant artificially reining in her wild emotions by swigging a few drinks.
- We sit swigging the wine with which we are liberally provided, then we disperse.
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- A large draft of drink: he took a swig of teaMore example sentences
- When Liz came back with a tray the old lady seized her cup and took a long swig of hot tea.
- Leaning against the side of the wall, he took a swig of his drink.
- Soon the guard took his water canteen out of his belt, took a swig, and dropped to the floor, never to wake again.
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- I love spicy, steely, floral, upper-crust Mosel Rieslings that make terrific summer swiggers.
- Aromatic off-dry whites make fine summer swiggers, equally good as aperitifs and spicy food wines.
- This juicy discounted pair make excellent summer swiggers.
mid 16th century (as a noun in the obsolete sense 'liquor'): of unknown origin.
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