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

 

Hyponyms: aerophagia, gulp, draft, draught, swig, nip, sip, barn swallow, chimney swallow, Hirundo rustica, cliff swallow, Hirundo pyrrhonota, tree swallow, tree martin, Hirundo nigricans, white-bellied swallow, Iridoprocne bicolor, martin, bolt

 

Derivational Morphology: drink, imbibe, get down, sup, toleration, acceptance, sufferance, withdrawal, backdown, climb-down, deglutition

 

Language Translations:
Afrikaans: sluk and swavel   Albanian: dallëndyshja and gëlltit  
Basque: enara   Belarusian: ластаука  
Bosnian: gutati and lastavica   Breton: gwennili-siminal  
Bulgarian: селска лястовица   Catalan: engolir and oreneta  
Chinese: 燕子 and   Croatian: gutati and lastavica  
Danish: svale   Dutch: slikken and zwaluw  
Esperanto: gluti and hirundo   Estonian: pääsuke  
Finnish: niellä and pääskynen   French: avaler and hirondelle  
Frisian: swel   Galician: andoriña  
German: schlucken and Schwalbe   Greek: χελιδόνι  
Hungarian: fecske and nyel   Icelandic: svala  
Ido: glutar and hirundo   Interlingua: glutir and hirundine  
Irish: fáinleog   Italian: deglutire and rondine  
Japanese: and 飲み込む   Korean: 삼키다 and 제비  
Kurdish: daqurtandin   Latin: hirundo  
Latvian: bezdelīga   Lithuanian: kregždė  
Macedonian: ластовица   Maltese: ħuttafa  
Norwegian: svale and svelge   Polish: jaskółka and połknąć  
Portuguese: andorinha and engolir   Romanian: înghiţi and rândunică  
Russian: глотать and ласточка   Serbian: гутати and ластавица  
Slovak: lastovička   Slovene: lastovka and požirati  
Spanish: golondrina and tragar   Swedish: svala and svälja  
Turkish: kır kırlangıcı   Ukrainian: ластівка  
Welsh: gwennol  
 
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