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Swallow

Definition

[n] the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
[n] small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
[n] a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale"
[v] believe or accept without questioning or challenge; "Am I supposed to swallow that story?"
[v] 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"
[v] keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"
[v] take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"
[v] utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech"
[v] engulf and destroy, as if by ingestion; "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"
[v] pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"
[v] enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"


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