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Definition 1: the act of swallowing - [noun denoting act]

Samples where swallow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • one swallow of the liquid was enough
  • he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips

Synonyms for swallow in the sense of this definition

(swallow is a kind of ...) the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)

(... is a kind of swallow ) swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)

(... is a kind of swallow ) a large and hurried swallow

"he finished it at a single gulp"

(... is a kind of swallow ) a small drink

Definition 2: small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations - [noun denoting animal]

(swallow is a kind of ...) passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus

(... is a kind of swallow ) common swallow of North America and Europe that nests in barns etc.

(... is a kind of swallow ) North American swallow that lives in colonies and builds bottle-shaped mud nests on cliffs and walls

(... is a kind of swallow ) of Australia and Polynesia; nests in tree cavities

(... is a kind of swallow ) bluish-green-and-white North American swallow; nests in tree cavities

(... is a kind of swallow ) any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas

Definition 3: a small amount of liquid food - [noun denoting food]

Samples where swallow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a sup of ale

Synonyms for swallow in the sense of this definition

(swallow is a kind of ...) a small amount eaten or drunk

"take a taste--you'll like it"

Definition 4: believe or accept without questioning or challenge - [verb of cognition]

Samples where swallow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Am I supposed to swallow that story?

(swallow is a kind of ...) accept as true; take to be true

"I believed his report" "We didn't believe his stories from the War" "She believes in spirits"

Definition 5: keep from expressing - [verb of cognition]

Samples where swallow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I swallowed my anger and kept quiet

(swallow is a kind of ...) prevent the action or expression of

"hold back your anger" "keep your cool" "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

Definition 6: tolerate or accommodate oneself to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where swallow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions
  • I swallowed the insult
  • She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies

Synonyms for swallow in the sense of this definition

(swallow is a kind of ...) put up with something or somebody unpleasant

"I cannot bear his constant criticism" "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks" "he learned to tolerate the heat" "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage"

Definition 7: take back what one has said - [verb of communication]

Samples where swallow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He swallowed his words

Synonyms for swallow in the sense of this definition

(swallow is a kind of ...) cast off

"She renounced her husband" "The parents repudiated their son"

Definition 8: utter indistinctly - [verb of communication]

Samples where swallow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She swallowed the last words of her speech

(swallow is a kind of ...) express in speech

"She talks a lot of nonsense" "This depressed patient does not verbalize"

Definition 9: engulf and destroy - [verb of competition]

Samples where swallow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries

(swallow is a kind of ...) defeat soundly and humiliatingly

"The home team demolished the visitors"

Definition 10: pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking - [verb of consumption]

Samples where swallow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!

Synonyms for swallow in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of swallow ) swallow hastily

Definition 11: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing - [verb of contact]

Samples where swallow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter

Synonyms for swallow in the sense of this definition

(swallow is a kind of ...) surround completely

"Darkness enclosed him" "They closed in the porch with a fence"

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