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

swill around/round

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

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