HyperDic: swallow

English > 11 senses of the word swallow:
VERBconsumptionswallow, get downpass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
competitionswallowengulf and destroy
contactswallow, immerse, swallow up, bury, eat upenclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
communicationswallowutter indistinctly
communicationswallow, take back, unsay, withdrawtake back what one has said
cognitionswallowkeep from expressing
cognitionswallow, accept, live withtolerate or accommodate oneself to
cognitionswallowbelieve or accept without questioning or challenge
NOUNfoodswallow, supa small amount of liquid food
actswallow, drink, deglutitionthe act of swallowing
animalswallowsmall long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
swallow > pronunciation
Soundsswaa'low; swao'low
Rhymesafterglow ... yellow: 77 rhymes with low...
English > swallow: 11 senses > noun 1, food
MeaningA small amount of liquid food.
Synonymsup
Broadertaste, mouthfulA small amount eaten or drunk
Spanishsorbo
English > swallow: 11 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of swallowing.
Example"one swallow of the liquid was enough"
Synonymsdrink, deglutition
Narroweraerophagiaswallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
gulp, draft, draught, swigA large and hurried swallow
sipA small drink
Broaderconsumption, ingestion, intake, uptakeThe process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
Spanishdeglución
Catalandeglució, deglutició
Verbsswallowpass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
English > swallow: 11 senses > noun 3, animal
Meaningsmall long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations.
Narrowerbarn swallow, chimney swallow, Hirundo rusticaCommon swallow of North America and Europe that nests in barns etc.
cliff swallow, Hirundo pyrrhonotaNorth American swallow that lives in colonies and builds bottle-shaped mud nests on cliffs and walls / walls
martinAny of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings
tree swallow, tree martin, Hirundo nigricansOf Australia and Polynesia
white-bellied swallow, tree swallow, Iridoprocne bicolorbluish-green-and-white North American swallow
Broaderoscine, oscine birdpasserine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
Spanishgolondrina
Catalanoreneta
English > swallow: 11 senses > verb 1, consumption
Meaningpass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey swallow more bread
Example"Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"
Synonymget down
Entailed byeattake in solid food
gulp, quaff, swigTo swallow hurriedly or greedily or in one draught
Narrowerboltswallow hastily
Spanishchascar, deglutir, ingurgitar, tragarse, tragar
Catalanempassar-se, empassar, engolir
Nounsswallowthe act of swallowing
English > swallow: 11 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningengulf and destroy.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"
Broaderdemolish, destroydefeat soundly
English > swallow: 11 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningenclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing.
PatternSomething ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Example"The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
Synonymsimmerse, swallow up, bury, eat up
Broaderenclose, close in, inclose, shut inSurround completely
Spanishenterrar, sepultar, soterrar, sumir
Catalanenterrar, sepultar, soterrar, sumir
English > swallow: 11 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningUtter indistinctly.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"She swallowed the last words of her speech"
Broadertalk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbaliseExpress in speech
English > swallow: 11 senses > verb 5, communication
Meaningtake back what one has said.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"He swallowed his words"
Synonymstake back, unsay, withdraw
Broaderdisown, renounce, repudiateCast off
Spanishdesdecirse
Catalandesdir-se
English > swallow: 11 senses > verb 6, cognition
MeaningKeep from expressing.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"
Broaderrestrain, keep, keep back, hold backKeep under control
English > swallow: 11 senses > verb 7, cognition
MeaningTolerate or accommodate oneself to.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "I swallowed the insult"
Synonymsaccept, live with
Broaderdigest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put upput up with something or somebody unpleasant
Spanishacceptar, aceptar, tragarse, vivir con
Catalanacceptar
English > swallow: 11 senses > verb 8, cognition
MeaningBelieve or accept without questioning or challenge.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"Am I supposed to swallow that story?"
BroaderbelieveAccept as true
Spanishtragarse, tragar
Catalanempassar

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