- = drink, gulp, swig (informal), guzzle, neck (slang), drain, consume, swallow, hoover (informal), imbibe, quaff, bevvy (dialect), toss off, bend the elbow (informal), pour down your gullet •
A crowd of men were standing around swilling beer.
- (mainly British)(often with out) = rinse, wash out, sluice, flush, drench, clean out, wash down •
He swilled out the mug and left it on the draining board.
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