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chugverb [I usually + adv/prep]

uk   /tʃʌɡ/  us   /tʃʌɡ/ (-gg-)
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chugverb

 us   /tʃʌɡ/ (-gg-)
  • 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]  us   /tʃʌɡ/
We heard the chug of the boat’s engine in the distance.
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