Translation of swill in Spanish:

swill

comida para cerdos, n.

Pronunciation /swɪl//swɪl/

noun

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    • 1.1(for pigs)

      comida para cerdos feminine
      • The report also recommended the government continue the ban on feeding animals swill containing meat catering waste.
      • The group said it believed that cheap foreign meat was likely to have been fed to pigs in swill.
      • Called swill or slop, this waste is used to feed pigs and other animals by farmers who were happy to get the cheap food.
      • But the use of catering waste as swill continued.
      • Most of its kitchens did not provide swill because it was too much trouble to separate suitable food from other waste.
      • Most are fed on heat-treated swill, which is not the norm for pig farming in Britain.
      • The Government had already clamped down on swill, the most likely route by which the disease had got into the country.
      • We buy meat in from all over the place and anybody can bring anything in and we feed swill to pigs, swill which is basically left overs.
      • Government yesterday also placed an immediate ban on swill (kitchen refuse) bought from ships after it was established that the disease was carried in pig feed.
      • Leftover ham from the meals was sold for swill for British pigs.
      • The UK has fewer than 140 licensed swill feeders, accounting for just 1.6% of pig production.
      • Last time it was caused by infected feed and the two main forms of transportation are pig to pig contact or inadequately cooked swill.

    • 1.2informal (disgusting food, drink)

      bazofia feminine informal
      porquería feminine informal
      • Some can produce individual wines of the highest quality, and they rarely produce undrinkable swill.
      • Good Bourbon, not the bootleg swill she used to hustle at the Eagle.
      • All they are guilty of trying to do is make wine taste a little better than the eye-watering, gout-inducing swill that it usually is.
      • These bottles bear witness to the multitude who tried to take advantage of the distinctive flask to flog off their own less-than-distinctive swill.
      • Then it has to persuade some of the millions still drinking the swill sold at most convenience stores and gas stations to trade up.
      • Always compliment her favorite wine, no matter what cheap swill she likes, and you are well on your way to exchanging phone numbers by the end of the night.
      • Pour half a cup of whatever undrinkable swill you've got left plus half a cup of water into a zip-lock bag.

  • 2

    (with water)
    a swill (out/down) (rinse) un enjuague

transitive verb

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    (wash, rinse)
    to swill sth (out) lavar/enjuagar algo
    • to swill sth (down) baldear algo
    • She had finished swilling out her mouth with clean water
    • All the waste fell into an ashpit which was filled with ashes from the housefires and the whole thing emptied and swilled down once a fortnight.
    • Shop keepers are telling me they are having to swill their doorways down in the morning.
    • She scraped her untouched food into a black plastic rubbish sack and swilled the plate in a bowl of cold water in the sink.
    • You want a van with wooden seats you can swill down at the end of the night.
    • He preferred to spend his day swilling out the changing rooms in the leisure centre
    • Add the tinned tomatoes and swill out the tin with some stock or water
    • Once a week I swilled out the stable with disinfectant which kept everything really fresh
  • 2informal, derogatory

    (drink)
    (beer) tomar
    (beer) (a grandes tragos) beber
    • This appalling litter problem is mainly caused by the unpleasant habit of so many people now who eat their meals in the street, swill them down with a can of drink and then finish off with the inevitable cigarette.
    • Even I eventually got sick of hearing about characters swilling whisky and driving at the same time.
    • He fights, he sweats, he swills ale, he bullies.
    • I can swill down a bit of red wine to be sociable, but that's about it.
    • Swinging voters will see it as a sign that he has escaped from the clutches of the Chardonnay swilling elites.
    • Then again, perhaps we were just a bunch of Chardonnay (Cabernet Merlot, actually) swilling elitists totally out of touch with middle Australia.
    • Many of us are chomping mainly on fatty sandwiches, pasties, pastries, cakes, buns and salty savoury snacks swilled down with tea and coffee while tapping away at the keyboard.
    • He shook his head after swilling another synthetic beer.
    • I didn't want to have to swill vodka before 8 a.m.
    • He swills beer, smokes the odd fag or two and is perhaps ever so slightly overweight.
    • So you think you're going to sit in front of the TV watching Sport and swilling beer on a Saturday after a hard week at the office, do you?
    • But within a couple of years everyone was meeting one another at Timmy's and swilling their coffee.
    • I worked it over, and couldn't avoid the conclusion that Jeff spent every evening swilling bourbon on my couch because I was his only friend.
    • From his first scene, he's swilling liquor and dispensing snide remarks with such regularity that he's obviously evil.
    • Traditional Thai food was swilled down with a never-ending supply of cola and followed by ice cream.
    • So when the tie slips off and the shades go on, what will you be swilling this summer?
    • At yesterday's office party, after swilling several glasses of wine, I met our executive director at last.
    • At sunset, everyone returns to the porch to swill rum punch and wait for the bats to swoop down.
    • In groups they can poison the atmosphere of an entire pub in seconds, swilling ale, braying, tormenting the barmaid, spilling ale and lumbering against bystanders.
    • The blind taste test showed that she preferred swilling the budget brand, too.
    • ‘This is awfully thoughtful of you,’ I said to the girl dispensing the pills as I swilled down a handful.
    • The injury caused him to pop painkillers and swill them down with hard liquor
    • There can be found a different class of drunk, swilling back copious amounts of G and T or champagne and stuffing their faces with complimentary food.
    • After the movie he would have a meal of rice, pasta or fish swilled down with Gaelic Coffee.
    • It was reported in the press that he had turned up late, worn inappropriate dress and encouraged his mates to swill champagne from the trophy.
    • You had a cushy job; you spent your summers swilling wine on Martha's Vineyard.

intransitive verb

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    to swill around / about moverse
    • A week's rainfall fell overnight, almost a normal month's total rained down over the week, and mountains of water came swilling down on Ilkley from the moors.
    • There is concern about members of public going into the site, particularly if there is water swilling around it.
    • For 10 days, they carried on with their lives while the polluted waters of the River Ouse swilled around the ground floor of the family's three-storey Victorian home in Friar Terrace in York.
    • The gush of brown water swilled round my bare feet on the deck
    • It's time to retrace your steps to the Temple Bar: the pubs will soon be opening, the black vials of Guinness swilling over the bar and the fiddlers beginning to fiddle…
    • At the base of the waterfall all of the water swilled into a basin and then formed a river.
    • The first of the giant tsunamis to hit the coast was then swilling over the statue.
    • Water was now swilling about on the bottom of the boat almost to their knees