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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

v.
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.
See also: down, swill
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Mandelieu has a couple of lovely little beaches with restaurants where you can opt to eat inside or swill down your wine and lunch beside the Mediterranean.
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It is not believed he suffered any injuries, but fire crews attended the scene to swill down the road.
When we weren't using these facilities we were scraggin' each other in the gym or around the corner, past the morgue (which we always traversed at speed in case a big stitched-together character, with a bolt through his neck thundered after us in his iron boots) at the end of the short street leading to the timber floats and the risky fun of mucking about on the huge roped-together baulks, a very healthy outdoor activity providing you didn't fall in and had to creep home snivelling to mam, a clout, a lecture, a swill down in cold water and carbolic soap to eliminate the pond life and then bed, to read Treasure Island by candlelight until one of your sisters brought you up cocoa and a sandwich.