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swill

verb uk   /swɪl/ us  

swill verb (MOVE LIQUID)

[T usually + adv/prep] to cause a liquid to flow around or over something, often in order to clean it: The dentist handed me a glass of water to swill my mouth out with.

swill verb (DRINK)

[T] informal often disapproving to drink, especially alcohol, quickly and in large amounts

swill

noun uk   /swɪl/ us  

swill noun (LIQUID)

[S] the movement of liquid over or around something, often in order to clean it: Give the sink a quick swill to get it clean.

swill noun (FOOD)

[U] US for pigswill
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