Thesaurus for swallow
- get down, immerse, swallow up, bury, eat up, take back, unsay, withdraw, accept, live with, abide, bear, believe, brook, close in, consume, demolish, destroy, digest, enclose, endure, have, inclose, ingest, mouth, put up, renounce, repress, repudiate, shut in, speak, stand, stick out, stomach, suffer, support, suppress, take, take in, talk, tolerate, utter, verbalise, verbalize
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"