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Definition 1: a large and hurried swallow - [noun denoting act]

Samples where swig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he finished it at a single gulp

Synonyms for swig in the sense of this definition

(swig is a kind of ...) the act of swallowing

"one swallow of the liquid was enough" "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"

Definition 2: to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught - [verb of consumption]

Samples where swig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The men gulped down their beers

Synonyms for swig in the sense of this definition

(swig is a kind of ...) take in liquids

"The patient must drink several liters each day" "The children like to drink soda"

(swig implies ...) pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking

"Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"

Definition 3: strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat - [verb of contact]

Samples where swig or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He slugged me so hard that I passed out

Synonyms for swig in the sense of this definition

(swig is a kind of ...) deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument

"He hit her hard in the face"

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