V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: (v.) to gulp down a drink in a hearty, spirited manner; (n.) a hearty draft or drink
Synonyms: (v.) drink, gulp, guzzle, swig, swallow, (n.) ale, beverage, draft
Antonyms: (v.) sip
Tips: Quaff is derived from the German quassen, which means "to overindulge in drinking or eating." The English word quaff refers only to drinking and can denote the drink itself, although this usage is more rare.
I was so thirsty when I got back from my jog that I quaffed a whole pitcher of iced tea. (guzzled) verb
The wine may have been cheap, but it was also a flavorful quaff. (beverage) noun
He opened his throat and quaffed the beer in just two swallows. (gulped) verb
The thirsty dog happily quaffed his water. (drank, gulped) verb
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