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swal·low 1

 (swŏl′ō)
v. swal·lowed, swal·low·ing, swal·lows
v.tr.
1. To cause (food or drink, for example) to pass through the mouth and throat into the stomach.
2. To put up with (something unpleasant): swallowed the insults and kept on working.
3. To refrain from expressing; suppress: swallow one's feelings.
4. To envelop or engulf: a building that was swallowed up by fire.
5. To consume or use up: relief money that was swallowed by administrative costs.
6. Slang To believe without question: swallowed the alibi.
7. To take back; retract: swallow one's words.
8. To say inarticulately; mumble: The actor swallowed his lines.
v.intr.
To perform the act of swallowing.
n.
1. The act of swallowing.
2. An amount swallowed.
3. Nautical The channel through which a rope runs in a block or a mooring chock.

[Middle English swalowen, from Old English swelgan; see swel- in Indo-European roots.]

swal′low·er n.

swal·low 2

 (swŏl′ō)
n.
1. Any of various small graceful swift-flying passerine birds of the family Hirundinidae, having long pointed wings, a usually notched or forked tail, and a large mouth for catching flying insects.
2. Any of various similar birds, such as a swift.

[Middle English swalowe, from Old English swealwe.]

swallow

(ˈswɒləʊ)
vb (mainly tr)
1. (Physiology) to pass (food, drink, etc) through the mouth to the stomach by means of the muscular action of the oesophagus
2. (often foll by up) to engulf or destroy as if by ingestion: Nazi Germany swallowed up several small countries.
3. informal to believe gullibly: he will never swallow such an excuse.
4. to refrain from uttering or manifesting: to swallow one's disappointment.
5. to endure without retaliation
6. to enunciate (words, etc) indistinctly; mutter
7. (often foll by down) to eat or drink reluctantly
8. (Physiology) (intr) to perform or simulate the act of swallowing, as in gulping
9. swallow one's words to retract a statement, argument, etc, often in humiliating circumstances
n
10. (Physiology) the act of swallowing
11. the amount swallowed at any single time; mouthful
12. (Nautical Terms) nautical Also called: crown or throat the opening between the shell and the groove of the sheave of a block, through which the rope is passed
13. (Anatomy) rare another word for throat, gullet
14. rare a capacity for swallowing; appetite
[Old English swelgan; related to Old Norse svelga, Old High German swelgan to swallow, Swedish svalg gullet]
ˈswallowable adj
ˈswallower n

swallow

(ˈswɒləʊ)
n
1. (Animals) any passerine songbird of the family Hirundinidae, esp Hirundo rustica (common or barn swallow), having long pointed wings, a forked tail, short legs, and a rapid flight.
2. (Breeds) See fairy swallow
[Old English swealwe; related to Old Frisian swale, Old Norse svala, Old High German swalwa]
ˈswallow-ˌlike adj

swal•low1

(ˈswɒl oʊ)

v.t.
1. to take into the stomach by drawing through the throat and esophagus with a voluntary muscular action.
2. to take in so as to envelop; assimilate or absorb (often fol. by up): to be swallowed up in a crowd.
3. to accept without question or suspicion.
4. to accept without opposition; put up with.
5. to suppress (emotion, pride, etc.) as if by drawing it down one's throat.
6. to take back; retract: to swallow one's words.
7. to enunciate poorly; mutter: to swallow one's words.
v.i.
8. to perform the act of swallowing.
n.
9. an act or instance of swallowing.
10. a quantity swallowed at one time.
[before 1000; (v.) Middle English swalwen, variant of swelwen, Old English swelgan, c. Old Saxon -swelgan, Old High German swel(a)han, Old Norse svelga]
swal′low•a•ble, adj.
swal′low•er, n.

swal•low2

(ˈswɒl oʊ)

n.
1. any of numerous small, long-winged, fork-tailed songbirds of the family Hirundinidae, noted for their swift, graceful flight and for the extent and regularity of their migrations. Compare barn swallow, martin.
2. any of several unrelated, swallowlike birds, as the chimney swift.
[before 900; Middle English swalwe, Old English swealwe, c. Old Saxon swala, Old High German swal(a)wa, Old Norse svala]

swal·low

(swŏl′ō)
Any of various small, swift-flying birds that have narrow pointed wings, a forked or notched tail, and a large mouth for catching flying insects in the air. Swallows migrate over thousands of miles each year.

swallow

  • glutton - Comes from Latin glutire, "to swallow."
  • swallow one's teeth - To retract a statement.
  • glut - The amount of liquid swallowed in a gulp.
  • bolus, chyme - Bolus is chewed food ready for swallowing, and chyme is swallowed, partially digested food.

swallow


Past participle: swallowed
Gerund: swallowing

Imperative
swallow
swallow
Present
I swallow
you swallow
he/she/it swallows
we swallow
you swallow
they swallow
Preterite
I swallowed
you swallowed
he/she/it swallowed
we swallowed
you swallowed
they swallowed
Present Continuous
I am swallowing
you are swallowing
he/she/it is swallowing
we are swallowing
you are swallowing
they are swallowing
Present Perfect
I have swallowed
you have swallowed
he/she/it has swallowed
we have swallowed
you have swallowed
they have swallowed
Past Continuous
I was swallowing
you were swallowing
he/she/it was swallowing
we were swallowing
you were swallowing
they were swallowing
Past Perfect
I had swallowed
you had swallowed
he/she/it had swallowed
we had swallowed
you had swallowed
they had swallowed
Future
I will swallow
you will swallow
he/she/it will swallow
we will swallow
you will swallow
they will swallow
Future Perfect
I will have swallowed
you will have swallowed
he/she/it will have swallowed
we will have swallowed
you will have swallowed
they will have swallowed
Future Continuous
I will be swallowing
you will be swallowing
he/she/it will be swallowing
we will be swallowing
you will be swallowing
they will be swallowing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swallowing
you have been swallowing
he/she/it has been swallowing
we have been swallowing
you have been swallowing
they have been swallowing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swallowing
you will have been swallowing
he/she/it will have been swallowing
we will have been swallowing
you will have been swallowing
they will have been swallowing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swallowing
you had been swallowing
he/she/it had been swallowing
we had been swallowing
you had been swallowing
they had been swallowing
Conditional
I would swallow
you would swallow
he/she/it would swallow
we would swallow
you would swallow
they would swallow
Past Conditional
I would have swallowed
you would have swallowed
he/she/it would have swallowed
we would have swallowed
you would have swallowed
they would have swallowed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swallow - a small amount of liquid foodswallow - a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale"
mouthful, taste - a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it"
2.swallow - the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake - the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating)
aerophagia - swallowing air (usually followed by belching and discomfort and flatulence)
gulp, swig, draught, draft - a large and hurried swallow; "he finished it at a single gulp"
sip - a small drink
3.swallow - small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
oscine, oscine bird - passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus
barn swallow, Hirundo rustica, chimney swallow - common swallow of North America and Europe that nests in barns etc.
cliff swallow, Hirundo pyrrhonota - North American swallow that lives in colonies and builds bottle-shaped mud nests on cliffs and walls
Hirundo nigricans, tree martin, tree swallow - of Australia and Polynesia; nests in tree cavities
Iridoprocne bicolor, tree swallow, white-bellied swallow - bluish-green-and-white North American swallow; nests in tree cavities
martin - any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas
Verb1.swallow - pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"
ingest, consume, have, take in, take - serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee"
bolt - swallow hastily
2.swallow - engulf and destroy; "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"
demolish, destroy - defeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors"
3.swallow - enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
inclose, shut in, close in, enclose - surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence"
4.swallow - utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech"
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
5.swallow - take back what one has saidswallow - take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"
repudiate, disown, renounce - cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son"
6.swallow - keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"
repress, suppress - put out of one's consciousness
7.swallow - tolerate or accommodate oneself toswallow - 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"
brook, endure, tolerate, stomach, abide, bear, digest, stick out, suffer, put up, stand, support - 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"
8.swallow - believe or accept without questioning or challenge; "Am I supposed to swallow that story?"
believe - accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits"

swallow

1
verb
1. eat, down (informal), consume, devour, absorb, hoover (informal), put away (informal), eat up, swig (informal), swill, wash down, ingest, bolt down (informal) Polly took a bite of the apple, chewed and swallowed it.
2. gulp, drink, sip, sup, swig (informal), guzzle, imbibe, quaff, neck (slang), slurp He took a glass of Scotch and swallowed it down.
3. (Informal) believe, accept, buy (slang), fall for, take (something) as gospel I too found this story a little hard to swallow.
swallow something or someone up
1. engulf, overwhelmed, overrun, consume Weeds had swallowed up the garden.
2. absorb, assimilate, envelop Wage costs swallow up two-thirds of the turnover.

swallow

2 noun
Related words
adjective hirundine
collective noun flight

swallow

verb
1. To cause to pass from the mouth into the stomach:
2. To put up with:
Informal: lump.
Idioms: take it, take it lying down.
3. To do away with completely and destructively.Also used with up:
4. Slang. To regard (something) as true or real:
Slang: buy.
noun
An act of swallowing:
Translations
إبْتِلاع، إزْدِرادبَلْعَةسُنونويَبْتَلِعُيَبْلَع
spolknoutpolknoutpolknutívlaštovkalok
synkesynkebevægelseslugeslurksvale
hirundo
pääsuke
nielaistanielausnielläpääskynenkulaus
gutatigutljajprogutatilastalastavica
fecskenyel
svalagleypa viîkynging, gleypingkyngjalandsvala
を飲み込む飲み込む飲むこと
삼키다삼킴...을 삼키다
hirundo
kregždė
bezdelīganorīšananorītnoticētpieņemt
înghiţi
lastovičkaprehltnúťprehltnutie
lastovicalastovkapožreti
gutatigutljajlastalastavicaгутати
svalasväljaladusvala
กลืนกลืน ดูดกลืน ฝืนทนการกลืน
ластівка
nuốtnuốt nước bọtsự nuốt

swallow

1 [ˈswɒləʊ]
A. Ntrago m
in or with one swallowde un trago
B. VT
1. [+ food, drink] → tragar; [+ pill] → tomar
to swallow the bait (fig) → tragar el anzuelo
2. (fig) [+ insult] → tragarse
he swallowed the storyse tragó el cuento
he swallowed the lotse lo tragó todo
to swallow one's wordsdesdecirse, retractarse
to swallow one's pridetragarse el orgullo
C. VItragar
to swallow hard (fig) → tragar saliva
swallow down VT + ADVtragar
swallow up VT + ADV [+ savings] → agotar, consumir; [sea] → tragar
the mist swallowed them upla niebla los envolvió
they were soon swallowed up in the darknessal poco desaparecieron en la oscuridad or se los tragó la oscuridad
I wish the ground would open and swallow me up!¡trágame tierra!

swallow

2 [ˈswɒləʊ]
A. N (= bird) → golondrina f
one swallow doesn't make a summeruna golondrina no hace primavera
B. CPD swallow dive Nsalto m del ángel

swallow

[ˈswɒləʊ]
n
(= bird) → hirondelle f
(= act of swallowing) → déglutition f, fait m d'avaler
vt
[+ food, drink, pill] → avaler
(= believe) → avaler, gober
(= stifle) [+ anger, doubts] → ravaler
vi
(while eating)avaler
(with nerves, fear)avaler sa salive
swallow up
vt sep (= cause to disappear) [+ company, money, resources] → engloutir
She was quickly swallowed up in the crowd → Elle fut rapidement engloutie par la foule.
BUT Elle fut rapidement happée par la foule.

swallow

:
swallow dive
nSchwalbensprung m
swallowtail
n (= butterfly)Schwalbenschwanz m
swallow-tailed coat

swallow

1
nSchluck m
vt food, drink(hinunter)schlucken; (fig) story, evidence, insultschlucken; to swallow one’s tongue (Med) → sich an seiner Zunge verschlucken; to swallow one’s prideseinen Stolz schlucken; to swallow something whole (lit)etw ganz schlucken; (fig)etw ohne weiteres schlucken; that’s a bit hard to swallowdas glaubt ja kein Mensch (inf); to swallow one’s words (= retract)seine Worte zurücknehmen ? bait
vischlucken; to swallow hard (fig)kräftig schlucken

swallow

2
n (= bird)Schwalbe f; one swallow doesn’t make a summer (prov) → eine Schwalbe macht noch keinen Sommer (Prov)

swallow

1 [ˈswɒləʊ]
1. n (act) → deglutizione f; (of food) → boccone m; (of drink) → sorso
2. vt (food, drink) → inghiottire, mandar giù, ingoiare (fig) (suppress, anger, resentment) → inghiottire; (believe, story) → bere
to swallow one's pride → mettere il proprio orgoglio sotto i piedi
that's hard to swallow → è difficile crederci
they swallowed it whole! (story) → se la sono bevuta in pieno!
3. viinghiottire (fig) he swallowed hard and said ...con l'emozione che gli serrava la gola ha detto...
swallow up vt + adv (fig) → inghiottire
they were soon swallowed up in the darkness → furono presto inghiottiti dalle tenebre
I wished the ground would open and swallow me up → avrei voluto sprofondare

swallow

2 [ˈswɒləʊ] nrondine f

swallow1

(ˈswoləu) verb
1. to allow to pass down the throat to the stomach. Try to swallow the pill; His throat was so painful that he could hardly swallow.
2. to accept (eg a lie or insult) without question or protest. You'll never get her to swallow that story!
noun
an act of swallowing.
swallow one's pride
to behave humbly eg by making an apology.
swallow up
to cause to disappear completely. She was swallowed up in the crowd.

swallow2

(ˈswoləu) noun
a type of insect-eating bird with long wings and a divided tail.

swallow

بَلْعَة, يَبْتَلِعُ, يَبْلَعُ polknout, polknutí, spolknout slurk, synke hinunterschlucken, schlucken, Schwalbe γουλιά, καταπίνω tragar, trago nielaista, nielaus, niellä avaler, hirondelle gutati, gutljaj, progutati deglutire, inghiottire, rondine を飲み込む, 飲み込む, 飲むこと ...을 삼키다, 삼키다, 삼킴 inslikken, slikken, slok svale, svelge jaskółka, połknąć, przełknąć bocado, consumir, engolir, gole глотать, глоток svala, svälja กลืน, กลืน ดูดกลืน ฝืนทน, การกลืน yutma, yutmak, yutulmak nuốt, nuốt nước bọt, sự nuốt 吞咽

swal·low

n. trago; deglución;
vt. tragar, deglutir.

swallow

n trago; dry — trago de saliva; vt tragar, pasar; vi (dry swallow) tragar or pasar saliva; Swallow, please..Trague (Pase) saliva, por favor.
References in classic literature ?
She went very slowly across the room, for pride was hard to swallow, and stood by him, but he did not turn his head.
and he looked down at the earthen floor of the tent as though expecting it to open and swallow him.
While in view of their admiring comrades, the same proud front and ordered array was observed, until the notes of their fifes growing fainter in distance, the forest at length appeared to swallow up the living mass which had slowly entered its bosom.
But, rather than swallow this last too acrid ingredient, we reject the whole moral of the show.
The mid-ocean shall take it from my hand, and swallow it up for ever
No tale was too gross or monstrous for his capacious swallow.
One old Sag-Harbor whaleman's chief reason for questioning the Hebrew story was this: --He had one of those quaint old-fashioned Bibles, embellished with curious, unscientific plates; one of which represented Jonah's whale with two spouts in his head --a peculiarity only true with respect to a species of the Leviathan (the Right Whale, and the varieties of that order), concerning which the fishermen have this saying, A penny roll would choke him; his swallow is so very small.
It occurred to me that I had made another blunder: I had sent the boy off to alarm his betters with a threat -- I intending to invent a calamity at my leisure; now the people who are the readiest and eagerest and willingest to swallow miracles are the very ones who are hungriest to see you perform them; suppose I should be called on for a sample?
He's told some stretchers, I reckon, and I said I wouldn't swallow it all; and that's every bit and grain I DID say.
Cobb, that you had to swallow lumps in your throat when you looked at her, and little cold feelings crept up and down your back.
Fortunately for those who pay their court through such foibles, a fond mother, though, in pursuit of praise for her children, the most rapacious of human beings, is likewise the most credulous; her demands are exorbitant; but she will swallow any thing; and the excessive affection and endurance of the Miss Steeles towards her offspring were viewed therefore by Lady Middleton without the smallest surprise or distrust.
I saw a universal manifestation of discontent when the fumes of the repast met the nostrils of those destined to swallow it; from the van of the procession, the tall girls of the first class, rose the whispered words -