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SWIG (swigged, swigging)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does swig mean? 

SWIG (noun)
  The noun SWIG has 1 sense:

1. a large and hurried swallow

  Familiarity information: SWIG used as a noun is very rare.


SWIG (verb)
  The verb SWIG has 2 senses:

1. strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat
2. to swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught

  Familiarity information: SWIG used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SWIG (noun)


Sense 1swig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A large and hurried swallow

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

gulp; swig; draught; draft

Context example:

he finished it at a single gulp

Hypernyms ("swig" is a kind of...):

deglutition; drink; swallow (the act of swallowing)


SWIG (verb)


Sense 1swig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

slug; swig; slog

Context example:

He slugged me so hard that I passed out

Hypernyms (to "swig" is one way to...):

hit (deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The fighter managed to swig his opponent


Sense 2swig [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught

Classified under:

Verbs of eating and drinking

Synonyms:

quaff; gulp; swig

Context example:

The men gulped down their beers

Hypernyms (to "swig" is one way to...):

drink; imbibe (take in liquids)

"Swig" entails doing...:

get down; swallow (pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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