Definitions of swallow:
  • noun:   the act of swallowing
    Example: "One swallow of the liquid was enough"
  • noun:   small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
  • noun:   a small amount of liquid food
  • verb:   believe or accept without questioning or challenge
    Example: "Am I supposed to swallow that story?"
  • verb:   keep from expressing
    Example: "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"
  • verb:   take back what one has said
    Example: "He swallowed his words"
  • verb:   utter indistinctly
    Example: "She swallowed the last words of her speech"
  • verb:   engulf and destroy
    Example: "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"
  • verb:   pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
    Example: "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"
  • verb:   enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
    Example: "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
  • verb:   tolerate or accommodate oneself to
    Example: "I swallowed the insult"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #9498)

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