swig

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Unknown, mid 16th c.

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swig (third-person singular simple present swigs, present participle swigging, simple past and past participle swigged)

  1. To drink (usually by gulping or in a greedy or unrefined manner); to quaff.
    Synonyms: chug, gulp, guzzle, quaff
    That sailor can swig whisky with the best of 'em.
  2. (obsolete) To suck.
    • Creech
      The lambkins swig the teat.
  3. (nautical) To take up the last bit of slack in rigging by taking a single turn around a cleat, then hauling on the line above and below the cleat while keeping tension on the line.
    Synonyms: sweating

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swig (plural swigs)

  1. (obsolete) Drink, liquor. [1540s–?]
  2. (by extension) A long draught from a drink. [from 1620s]
    Synonyms: draught, sip, swill
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Marryat to this entry?)
  3. (nautical) A tackle with ropes which are not parallel.
  4. Warm beer flavoured with spices, lemon, etc.

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