Dictionary Results for swallow

1. swallow - noun

· a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale"

Synonym(s): sup

Hypernym(s): taste, mouthful

2. swallow - noun

· the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"

Synonym(s): drink, deglutition

Hypernym(s): consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake

3. swallow - noun

· small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations

Hypernym(s): oscine, oscine_bird

4. swallow - verb

· pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"

Synonym(s): get_down

5. swallow - verb

· engulf and destroy; "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"

Hypernym(s): demolish, destroy

6. swallow - verb

· enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"

Synonym(s): immerse, swallow_up, bury, eat_up

Hypernym(s): enclose, close_in, inclose, shut_in

7. swallow - verb

· utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech"

Hypernym(s): talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise

8. swallow - verb

· take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"

Synonym(s): take_back, unsay, withdraw

Hypernym(s): disown, renounce, repudiate

9. swallow - verb

· keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"

Hypernym(s): restrain, keep, keep_back, hold_back

10. 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"

Synonym(s): accept, live_with

Hypernym(s): digest, endure, stick_out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put_up

11. swallow - verb

· believe or accept without questioning or challenge; "Am I supposed to swallow that story?"

Hypernym(s): believe

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