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swill

[ swil ]
/ swɪl /
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noun

verb (used without object)

to drink greedily or excessively.

verb (used with object)

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Origin of swill

before 900; Middle English swilen (v.), Old English swilian, swillan

OTHER WORDS FROM swill

swiller, nounun·swilled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for swill

swill
/ (swɪl) /

verb

noun

Derived forms of swill

swiller, noun

Word Origin for swill

Old English swilian to wash out
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