Definitions for swallow

Definitions for (noun) swallow

Main entry: swallow, drink, deglutition

Definition: the act of swallowing

Usage: one swallow of the liquid was enough; he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips

Main entry: swallow

Definition: small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations

Main entry: sup, swallow

Definition: a small amount of liquid food

Usage: a sup of ale

Definitions for (verb) swallow

Main entry: swallow

Definition: believe or accept without questioning or challenge

Usage: Am I supposed to swallow that story?

Main entry: swallow, live with, accept

Definition: tolerate or accommodate oneself to

Usage: I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions; I swallowed the insult; She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies

Main entry: swallow

Definition: keep from expressing

Usage: I swallowed my anger and kept quiet

Main entry: unsay, withdraw, swallow, take back

Definition: take back what one has said

Usage: He swallowed his words

Main entry: swallow

Definition: utter indistinctly

Usage: She swallowed the last words of her speech

Main entry: swallow

Definition: engulf and destroy

Usage: The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries

Main entry: get down, swallow

Definition: pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking

Usage: Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!

Main entry: eat up, bury, immerse, swallow, swallow up

Definition: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

Usage: The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter

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