Meaning of SWILL in English
/ swɪl; NAmE / verb , noun
[ vn ] swill sth (out / down) ( especially BrE ) to clean sth by pouring large amounts of water in, on or through it
SYN rinse :
She swilled the glasses with clean water.
[ vn ] swill sth (down) ( informal ) to drink sth quickly and/or in large quantities
[+ adv. / prep. ] to move, or to make a liquid move, in a particular direction or around a particular place :
[ vn ]
He swilled the juice around in his glass.
[ v ]
Water swilled around in the bottom of the boat.
(also pig·swill ) [ U ] a mixture of waste food and water that is given to pigs to eat
[ U ] ( informal ) drink or food that is unpleasant or of a poor quality
[ C , usually sing. ] ( informal ) a large amount of a drink that you take into your mouth :
He had a quick swill of wine.
Old English swillan , swilian (verb), of unknown origin. The noun dates from the mid 16th cent.
Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне. 2005