Swill (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Swilled (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Swilling.] [OE. swilen to wash, AS. swilian.]


To wash; to drench.


As fearfully as doth a galled rock O'erhang and jutty his confounded base, Swilled with the wild and wasteful ocean. Shak.

2. [Properly, to drink like a pig. See Swill, n.]

To drink in great draughts; to swallow greedily.

Well-dressed people, of both sexes, . . . devouring sliced beef, and swilling pork, and punch, and cider. Smollett.


To inebriate; to fill with drink.

I should be loth To meet the rudeness and swilled insolence Of such late wassailers. Milton.


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Swill, v. i.

To drink greedily or swinishly; to drink to excess.



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Swill, n.


The wash, or mixture of liquid substances, given to swine; hogwash; -- called also swillings.


Large draughts of liquor; drink taken in excessive quantities.


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