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    swallow

    swallow - Dictionary definition and meaning for word swallow

    Definition
    (noun) a small amount of liquid food
    Synonyms : sup
    Example Sentence
    • a sup of ale
    Definition
    (noun) the act of swallowing
    Synonyms : deglutition , drink
    Example Sentence
    • one swallow of the liquid was enough
    • he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips
    Definition
    (noun) small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations Definition
    (verb) pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
    Synonyms : get down
    Example Sentence
    • Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!
    Definition
    (verb) engulf and destroy
    Example Sentence
    • The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries
    Definition
    (verb) enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
    Synonyms : bury , eat up , immerse , swallow up
    Example Sentence
    • The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter
    Definition
    (verb) utter indistinctly
    Example Sentence
    • She swallowed the last words of her speech
    Definition
    (verb) take back what one has said
    Synonyms : take back , unsay , withdraw
    Example Sentence
    • He swallowed his words
    Definition
    (verb) keep from expressing
    Example Sentence
    • I swallowed my anger and kept quiet
    Definition
    (verb) tolerate or accommodate oneself to
    Synonyms : accept , live with
    Example Sentence
    • I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions
    • I swallowed the insult
    • She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies
    Definition
    (verb) believe or accept without questioning or challenge
    Example Sentence
    • Am I supposed to swallow that story?
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