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chug

verb  /tʃʌɡ/ (-gg-) us  

chug verb (MAKE SOUND)

[I always + adv/prep] to make the sound of an engine or motor, or to move making this sound: The train chugged up the hill. [I always + adv/prep] To chug also means to move steadily, like a little train: Yeah, my life is chugging right along, thanks.

chug verb (DRINK)

slang ( also chug-a-lug,  /ˈtʃʌɡ·əˌlʌɡ, ˌtʃʌɡ·əˈlʌɡ/) to swallow a drink completely without stopping to breathe: [T] He was so thirsty he chugged three glasses of water.
chug
noun [C]  /tʃʌɡ/ us  
We heard the chug of the boat’s engine in the distance.
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