v. t.

  1. To drink in long draughts; to gulp; as, to swig cider.
  2. To suck.
  3. To castrate, as a ram, by binding the testicles tightly with a string, so that they mortify and slough off.
  4. To pull upon (a tackle) by throwing the weight of the body upon the fall between the block and a cleat.


  1. A long draught.
  2. A tackle with ropes which are not parallel.
  3. A beverage consisting of warm beer flavored with spices, lemon, etc.