Meaning of SWILL in English
I. swill 1 /swɪl/ BrE AmE verb
[ Language: Old English ; Origin: swillan ]
1 . [transitive] British English to wash something by pouring a lot of water over it or into it
swill something away/down/out
Get a bucket to swill the yard down.
2 . [intransitive and transitive] if a liquid swills around or you swill it around, it moves around something
He swilled his brandy gently round his glass.
3 . [transitive] ( also swill down ) informal to drink something in large amounts:
He does nothing but swill beer all day.
II. swill 2 BrE AmE noun
1 . [uncountable] food for pigs, mostly made of unwanted bits of human food ⇨ ↑ pigswill
2 . [countable] British English the act of washing something by pouring a lot of water over it
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Longman - Словарь современного английского языка. 2012