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Swig   /swɪg/   Listen

Strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat.  Synonyms: slog, slug.
To swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught.  Synonyms: gulp, quaff.

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"Swig" Quotes from Famous Books

... hope you pay attention to your studies also, and write often to your dear mother. Ah! you do? That is right; for you know you are her only hope since your brave father was killed. There, sir, you may swig a little claret, but ...
— Captain Brand of the "Centipede" • H. A. (Henry Augustus) Wise

... disgus' me," he retorted. "Talkin' soldier, when y' know Matthews could buy th' hull kit an' boodle with a swig o' whisky!" He arraigned ...
— The Plow-Woman • Eleanor Gates

... later on, At the place where 'e is gone— Where it's always double drill and no canteen; 'E'll be squattin' on the coals, Givin' drink to poor damned souls. An' I'll get a swig in hell from ...
— Old and New Masters • Robert Lynd

... with the air of a General of Division. There sex was wiped out. During our chance meeting, one of the many queer chance meetings of the war, a meeting which lasted five minutes while I accompanied her to her destination, we spoke as man to man. She took a swig out of my brandy flask. She asked me for a cigarette—smoked out, she said. I was in nearly the same predicament, having only, at the moment, for all tobacco, the pipe I was then smoking. "For God's sake, like a good chap, give me a puff or ...
— The Mountebank • William J. Locke

Words linked to "Swig" :   deglutition, hit, get down, drink, swallow, slug, imbibe

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