1. swallow - noun
· a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale"
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"
3. swallow - noun
· small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
4. swallow - verb
· pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"
5. swallow - verb
· engulf and destroy; "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"
6. swallow - verb
· enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
7. swallow - verb
· utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech"
8. swallow - verb
· take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"
9. swallow - verb
· keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"
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"
11. swallow - verb
· believe or accept without questioning or challenge; "Am I supposed to swallow that story?"
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