Associations to the word «Swallow»

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SWALLOW, verb. (transitive) To cause (food, drink etc.) to pass from the mouth into the stomach; to take into the stomach through the throat. [from 11th c.]
SWALLOW, verb. (transitive) To take (something) in so that it disappears; to consume, absorb. [from 13th c.]
SWALLOW, verb. (intransitive) To take food down into the stomach; to make the muscular contractions of the oesophagus to achieve this, often taken as a sign of nervousness or strong emotion. [from 18th c.]
SWALLOW, verb. (transitive) To accept easily or without questions; to believe, accept. [from 16th c.]
SWALLOW, verb. To engross; to appropriate; usually with up.
SWALLOW, verb. To retract; to recant.
SWALLOW, verb. To put up with; to bear patiently or without retaliation.
SWALLOW, noun. (archaic) A deep chasm or abyss in the earth.
SWALLOW, noun. The amount swallowed in one gulp; the act of swallowing.
SWALLOW, noun. A small, migratory bird of the Hirundinidae family with long, pointed, moon-shaped wings and a forked tail which feeds on the wing by catching insects.
SWALLOW, noun. (nautical) The aperture in a block through which the rope reeves.
SWALLOW DIVE, noun. A swan dive
SWALLOW HOLE, noun. (British) A sinkhole; A shakehole
SWALLOW HOLES, noun. Plural of swallow hole
SWALLOW ONE'S PRIDE, verb. (idiomatic) To set aside one's feelings of pride and adopt a more humble or appropriate stance.
SWALLOW TANAGER, noun. Tersina viridis, a tanager found widely throughout South America.
SWALLOW UP, verb. To completely enclose or envelop

Dictionary definition

SWALLOW, noun. A small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale".
SWALLOW, noun. The act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips".
SWALLOW, noun. Small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations.
SWALLOW, verb. Pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!".
SWALLOW, verb. Engulf and destroy; "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries".
SWALLOW, verb. Enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter".
SWALLOW, verb. Utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech".
SWALLOW, verb. Take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words".
SWALLOW, verb. Keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet".
SWALLOW, verb. 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 idiosyncrasies".
SWALLOW, verb. Believe or accept without questioning or challenge; "Am I supposed to swallow that story?".

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