In today’s episode of Aussie English I’m going to go over how to use the words and expressions “a chug”, “to chug” and “to chug along”.
A chug – of a drink
Noun – to take a large gulp of a drink
- I took a long chug of my beer.
To chug – a drink
Verb – to consume in large gulps without pausing.
- He chugged his drink in one go.
- You are chugging down a lot of wine tonight.
A chug – of a motor
Noun – a muffled explosive sound or sounds
- I could hear the chug of the motorboat.
To chug – (a vehicle)
Verb – move slowly making a regular muffled explosive sound, as of an engine running slowly.
- The train chugged slowly into the station.
To chug along
Phrasal verb – to move along at a steady pace
- We chugged along for a two hours in the train.
- How’s it going?
- How’re you going?
- Yeah, chugging along
- Yeah I’m chugging along
- Yeah, chugging along ok.
- Yeah, getting there, chugging along.
- How’s your son going?
- yeah, he’s chugging along
- He’s doing what he always does.