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swill something down

to drink something, especially an alcoholic drink, in great gulps. The guy took a quart of beer and swilled it down in a few seconds. He swilled down a quart of beer.
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swill down

1. To drink something quickly: After the toast, we swilled down our beers. I poured a tall glass of orange juice and swilled it down.
2. swill down with To follow the ingestion of something, such as food, with the ingestion of some liquid: We swilled down the hot dogs with beer. I swilled the bitter medicine down with a glass of water.
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swill out

To empty or clean something by a flow of water or liquid: After you finish washing the dishes, swill out the sink with water. I swilled the cup out and poured myself a glass of milk.
See also: out, swill

monkey swill

n. inferior liquor; strong liquor. Where did you get this monkey swill? This would kill a monkey anyway.
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1. n. liquor. The swill they serve here is better than you can get elsewhere.
2. n. a drink of liquor. Here, you can have a little swill of mine.
3. tv. & in. to drink liquor. He swilled a whole case of beer yesterday. Isn’t he joyful yet?
4. n. any nasty food or drink. Let’s go over to the ptomaine-domain and get our evening swill.


n. a drinking bout. There was a swill-up at the frat house last week.
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The Matthews Report commissioned by the Commonwealth Government stated that the feeding of swill would actually be the most likely cause of entry of food and mouth disease into Australia.
With Rod Waterfield, who runs Bodfari's Woodland Skills Centre, Ruth now wants to restore to prominence the Welsh swill basket, and they are making a plea for any surviving specimens.
Swill baskets were widely used until about 60 years ago and were made in their thousands.
The Ombudsman agreed with what the farmers have said all along - that those who made the decision to ban pig swill did not have a clue about the impact it would have on farmers," said ASU spokesman Alex McGaw.
For his latest venture, Swill is entering uncharted territory.
It is hard to believe that anyone would allow the feeding of swill to continue on a farm in such condition.
Mr Price added that the video gives weight to the calls for compensation for the 62 swill users who lost their livelihoods when swill feeding was banned in 2001 following the crisis.
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Michaels announced the appointment of investment and asset management specialists Navish Chawla and Kevin Swill to lead Carlton's Accredited Investor Crowdfunding and Equity Syndication businesses.
FIREFIGHTERS called to swill away petrol after an accident found an injured motorcyclist in the middle of the road.
Swill as President and Chief Operating Officer, and a member of the Company's Board of Directors and the Board's Strategic Planning Committee.
And members of the Association of Swill Users say the devastation could have been prevented had Mr Dring been more vigilant in his inspection of Bobby Waugh's pig farm at Heddon-on-the-Wall.
Three North East country and western bands, Colt 45, The Regulators and The Swill Billies, will also be playing for free to help the charity event.
Brothers Mark and Gary Prescott from Maghull, say they were gagged from making a peaceful political protest against the Government ban on pig swill.