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5 definitions found
 for swig
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swig \Swig\, n.
     1. A long draught. [Colloq.] --Marryat.
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     2. (Naut.) A tackle with ropes which are not parallel.
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     3. A beverage consisting of warm beer flavored with spices,
        lemon, etc. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swig \Swig\, v. t. [Cf. Prov. E. swig to leak out, AS.
     sw[imac]jian to be silent, sw[imac]can to evade, escape.]
     1. To castrate, as a ram, by binding the testicles tightly
        with a string, so that they mortify and slough off. [Prov.
        Eng.]
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     2. (Naut.) To pull upon (a tackle) by throwing the weight of
        the body upon the fall between the block and a cleat.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Swig \Swig\, v. t. [Cf. D. zwelgen to swallow, E. swallow, v.t.]
     1. To drink in long draughts; to gulp; as, to swig cider.
        [Colloq.]
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     2. To suck. [Obs. or Archaic]
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              The lambkins swig the teat.           --Creech.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  swig
      n 1: a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single
           gulp" [syn: gulp, draft, draught, swig]
      v 1: strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat; "He
           slugged me so hard that I passed out" [syn: slug, slog,
           swig]
      2: to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught; "The men
         gulped down their beers" [syn: gulp, quaff, swig]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  61 Moby Thesaurus words for "swig":
     beverage, bib, booze, bumper, chug, chug-a-lug, draft, drag, drain,
     drain the cup, dram, drench, drink, drink in, drink off, drink to,
     drink up, drop, gargle, gulp, guzzle, imbibe, jigger, jolt, lap,
     libation, liquor, liquor up, lush, nip, peg, pledge, portion,
     potation, potion, pull, quaff, raise the elbow, round,
     round of drinks, shot, sip, slurp, snifter, snort, soak, souse,
     spot, suck, suck in, suckle, sup, swill, tank up, tipple, toast,
     toss down, toss off, tot, wash down, wet
  
  

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