Definition and Meanings for swig

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Swig is ranked 27,254 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of swig

transitive verb, noun

Etymology of swig

cf. d. zwelgen to swallow, e. swallow, v.t cf. prov. e. swig to leak out, as. sw to be silent, sw to evade, escape

Meaning of swig


as transitive verb

  • to drink in long draughts; to gulp; as, to swig cider.
  • to suck.

as noun

  • a long draught.
  • a tackle with ropes which are not parallel.
  • a beverage consisting of warm beer flavored with spices, lemon, etc.

as transitive verb

  • to castrate, as a ram, by binding the testicles tightly with a string, so that they mortify and slough off.
  • to pull upon (a tackle) by throwing the weight of the body upon the fall between the block and a cleat.
  • No antonyms for swig

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