If you guzzle something, you drink it or eat it quickly and greedily. [informal] [V n] ⇒ Melissa had guzzled gin and tonics like they were lemonade. [Also V]
2. verb If you say that a vehicle guzzles fuel, you mean that it uses a lot of it in a way that is wasteful and unnecessary. [V n] ⇒ The plane was deafeningly noisy, guzzled fuel, and left a trail of smoke. -guzzling
combining form [ADJ n] ⇒ The boom of the 1980s led to a taste for petrol-guzzling cars. ⇒ ...big energy-guzzling houses.
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