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swallow

noun (n)

  • a small amount of liquid food (noun.food)
    Synonym: sup
    source: wordnet30
  • the act of swallowing (noun.act)
    Synonym: deglutition, drink
    Example:
    One swallow of the liquid was enough.
    source: wordnet30
  • small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations (noun.animal)
    source: wordnet30
  • Any one of numerous species of passerine birds of the family Hirundinidæ, especially one of those species in which the tail is deeply forked. They have long, pointed wings, and are noted for the swiftness and gracefulness of their flight. (noun)
    source: webster1913
  • The act of swallowing. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: get down
    Example:
    Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!.
    source: wordnet30
  • engulf and destroy (verb.competition)
    Example:
    The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries.
    source: wordnet30
  • enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing (verb.contact)
    Example:
    The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter.
    source: wordnet30
  • utter indistinctly (verb.communication)
    Synonym: slur
    Example:
    She swallowed the last words of her speech.
    source: wordnet30
  • take back what one has said (verb.communication)
    Example:
    He swallowed his words.
    source: wordnet30
  • keep from expressing (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    I swallowed my anger and kept quiet.
    source: wordnet30
  • tolerate or accommodate oneself to (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: accept, live with
    Example:
    I swallowed the insult.
    source: wordnet30
  • believe or accept without questioning or challenge (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    Am I supposed to swallow that story?.
    source: wordnet30
  • To take into the stomach; to receive through the gullet, or esophagus, into the stomach; as, to swallow food or drink. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To perform the act of swallowing; as, his cold is so severe he is unable to swallow. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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