• Definition of swallow

    • (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; "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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