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guzzle Syllabification: guz·zle
Pronunciation: /ˈɡəzəl/

Definition of guzzle in English:


[with object]
Eat or drink (something) greedily: we guzzle our beer and devour our pizza figurative this car guzzles gas
More example sentences
  • She quickly handed out their drinks and watched them guzzle them down, in public they would never attempt to get away with such a thing.
  • He splashed some on his face and handed the container to Quinn, who also greedily guzzled the water down.
  • A key attraction of hybrids, with oil prices averaging around US $50 a barrel, is that they sip gas rather than guzzle it.
gulp down, swallow, quaff, down, swill
informal knock back, swig, slug


Late 16th century: perhaps from Old French gosillier 'chatter, vomit', from gosier 'throat', from late Latin geusiae 'cheeks'.



Pronunciation: /ˈɡəz(ə)lər/
Example sentences
  • Salt Lake earns glowing reviews these days from dog lovers, vegetarians, bookstore browsers, microbrew guzzlers, and especially recreationists.
  • For the first time New Zealand has got its pink act together and made a range of food-friendly wines with attitude rather than the wan wee guzzlers of the recent past.
  • Agriculture uses over 70 per cent of water, industrial use is growing and cities are becoming big water guzzlers.

Words that rhyme with guzzle

muzzle, nuzzle, puzzle

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