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(Definition of “chug” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.
noun [ C ] us /tʃʌɡ/

We heard the chug of the boat’s engine in the distance.

(Definition of “chug” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)