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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

swill out

v.
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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swill

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.

swill-up

n. a drinking bout. There was a swill-up at the frat house last week.
References in classic literature ?
In the zenith of the evening, Little Swills says, "Gentlemen, if you'll permit me, I'll attempt a short description of a scene of real life that came off here to-day.
Already, at three o'clock, Kezia, the good-hearted, bad-tempered housemaid, who regarded all people that came to the sale as her personal enemies, the dirt on whose feet was of a peculiarly vile quality, had begun to scrub and swill with an energy much assisted by a continual low muttering against "folks as came to buy up other folk's things," and made light of "scrazing" the tops of mahogany tables over which better folks than themselves had had to--suffer a waste of tissue through evaporation.
Until plastic buckets arrived, oak swills were once common in every house and workplace.
Often credited with saving the craft from extinction, he learned how to make oak swill baskets in the 1980s from a retired Swiller.
Created by gay writer Jack Kenny (Titus), Daniel stars Aidan Quinn as Daniel Webster, an Episcopalian minister with both a weakness for prescription drugs and a family on the verge of a breakdown (The teenage daughter sells weed, while the wife swills martinis).
Stone Cold'' Steve Austin swills beer, spouts profanity and salutes other wrestlers with obscene gestures.