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swill

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Cleaning, Drink
swillswill1 /swɪl/ verb  1 DHCWASH[transitive] British English to wash something by pouring a lot of water over it or into itswill something away/down/out Get a bucket to swill the yard down.2 [intransitive, transitive] if a liquid swills around or you swill it around, it moves around somethingswill around/round He swilled his brandy gently round his glass.3 DFDDRINK[transitive] (also swill down) informal to drink something in large amounts He does nothing but swill beer all day.
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Examples from the Corpus
swillWas that a bad bit of barley he was swilling?Turbo swills a couple of beers to warm up while his wife and fans gather to cheer him on.He swills champagne with Lord and Lady Astor, so they say.The former big-league catcher had been assigned to interview the happy winners as they hugged each other and swilled champagne.It was a feast, swilled down in the boys' case at least. with pints of good cider.They swilled gin in the afternoon out of jelly jars and swallowed sedatives.Do you know, the cobblestones couldn't be seen for the blood which swilled like water?Strain off the surplus fat and swill out the pan with the wine and stock.swill around/roundThe bag was dropped into a tank of water and swilled round occasionally like a giant tea bag.
Related topics: Agriculture, Cleaning
swillswill2 noun  1 [uncountable]TA food for pigs, mostly made of unwanted bits of human food pigswill2 [countable]DHC British EnglishWASH the act of washing something by pouring a lot of water over it
Examples from the Corpus
swillDead rats, floating in the brown swill of beer with teeth bared in a last deathly snarl.Without his casual left guard he was bucket swill, the ugly effluvia that boxers deposit from their lacerated mouths between rounds.The Channel swill chopped and slapped all around.He preferred, he said, to submerge himself in the urban swill, or be in deep country.The beer was just warm swill, and he drank it because Arthur put it down in front of him.
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Verb table
swill
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyswill
he, she, itswills
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyswilled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave swilled
he, she, ithas swilled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad swilled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill swill
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have swilled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam swilling
he, she, itis swilling
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you, we, theyare swilling
Past
I, he, she, itwas swilling
you, we, theywere swilling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been swilling
he, she, ithas been swilling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been swilling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be swilling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been swilling
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