A thirsty boy guzzles water.
verbguz·zled, guz·zling, guz·zles
- To drink greedily or habitually: guzzle beer.
- To consume to excess: a car that guzzles gas.
Origin of guzzleOrigin unknown.
(third-person singular simple present guzzles, present participle guzzling, simple past and past participle guzzled)
- To drink (or, sometimes, eat) quickly, voraciously, or to excess; to gulp down; to swallow greedily, continually, or with gust.
- They spent most of their college days guzzling beer.
- (intransitive, dated) To consume alcoholic beverages, especially frequently or habitually.
- (by extension) To consume anything quickly, greedily, or to excess, as if with insatiable thirst.
- This car just guzzles petrol.
- (dated, uncountable) Drink; intoxicating liquor.
- Where squander'd away the tiresome minutes of your evening leisure over seal'd Winchesters of threepenny guzzle! — Tom Brown
- (dated) A drinking bout; a debauch.
- (dated) An insatiable thing or person.
- 1623, W. Whately, Bride Bush,
- This is all one thing as if hee should goe about to jussle her into some filthy stinking guzzle or ditch.