Standard English: To drink with relish, copiously.

Nethack: To drink in one big gulp, because a large monster might be right behind you and you don't have time to sip.

Discworld: Just like drinking, except you spill most of it.

Quaff (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Quaffed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Quaffing.] [For quach, fr. Gael. & Ir. cuach a drinking cup; cf. L. caucus a drinking vessel. Cf. Quaigh.]

To drink with relish; to drink copiously of; to swallow in large draughts.

"Quaffed off the muscadel."


They eat, they drink, and in communion sweet Quaff immortality and joy. Milton.


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Quaff (?), v. i.

To drink largely or luxuriously.

Twelve days the gods their solemn revels keep, And quaff with blameless Ethiops in the deep. Dryden.


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