drink a lot of something quickly
quaff - gulp
To ‘quaff’ means to consume a beverage heartily and in large amounts. Essentially, it is to liquid what the word ‘stuff’ is in relation to eating food. While it can be used for any kind of drink, it is mostly associated with the consumption of alcohol.
The work function was quite a dull affair. It was mostly just people standing around quaffing free champagne.
I’m not the type of person to quaff wine. If it’s a good vintage, I like to take my time to appreciate the balance of flavours.
It was fun to catch up with my friends at the bar yesterday. We spent most of the evening quaffing and chatting happily.