One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘Suzy quaffed glass after glass of white wine’
drink, swallow, gulp, gulp down, guzzle, slurp, attack, down, drink down, drink up, force down, get down, finish off, polish off, drain, empty, imbibe, have, take, partake of, ingest, consume, sup, sip, lap
take alcohol, indulge, tipple, carouse, overdrink, overindulge, tope
informal booze, sink, kill, glug, swig, swill, slug, hit, knock back, dispose of, toss off, get one's laughing gear round
take a drop, wet one's whistle, hit the bottle, take to the bottle, crack a bottle, drink like a fish, get tanked up
British informal get outside, get outside of, shift, murder, neck, bevvy
North American informal bend one's elbow, chug, snarf, snarf down, scarf, scarf down
archaic bib, sot
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