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1. tv. & in. to drink (liquor), probably to excess; to tipple. Have you been swizzling again?
2. n. liquor; beer; a drink of an alcoholic beverage. What I need is a nice cold swizzle.


mod. alcohol intoxicated. Fred went out and got himself swizzled.
See also: swizzle


n. a drunkard. (From the name of a short stick used to stir an alcoholic drink.) That guy is a swizzle-stick. Don’t give him any more.
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Representatives from companies such as Young's Bluecrest, Swizzles Matlow and Taylor's of Harrogate joined trainers from colleges and universities across the country to see first hand how institutions could be helped to deliver Foundation Degrees that would benefit the student, the employer and the sector.
More than mere implements for stirring, swizzles are contemporary memorabilia for the taking, mementoes embossed with your company's identity.
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Over 350 companies are already confirmed to exhibit at the The National Wedding Show, including celebrity cake designer Savoir Design, retailers Debenhams, travel specialists Barefoot Luxury, confectioners Swizzles Matlow, wedding list company Wrapit, oldest tailor in London Ede and Ravenscroft, designer shoes Melbo Ltd and The Original Chocolate Fountain.
More than 250 companies have already confirmed their attendance, including Thorntons, celebrity cake designer Savoir Design, confectioners Swizzles Matlow, British Airways Holidays, wedding list company the Gift Registry, clothes retailers Austin Reed and the Bahamas Tourist Board.
Six winners will be invited "Willy Wonka-style" to visit the Swizzles factory and will also get to see their sweet come to life.