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swallow1

swal·low1

swallow1

 
 
pronunciation:
swa lo
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: swallowed, swallowing, swallows
definition 1: to cause food to go from the mouth to the stomach.
The baby swallowed a mouthful of cereal.
similar words:
bolt, consume, drink, eat, gulp, take
definition 2: to take in and cover completely; make disappear (usually followed by "up").
Darkness swallowed up the village.
synonyms:
engulf, envelop
similar words:
absorb, devour, eat, overwhelm
definition 3: (informal) to believe or to accept without questioning.
The principal swallowed Al's story about why he was late.
synonyms:
buy, take
similar words:
accept, believe, suffer, tolerate
definition 4: to hold or keep back.
She swallowed her anger.
synonyms:
hold, restrain, withhold
similar words:
contain, curb
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act or instance of swallowing.
A swallow hurts when your throat is sore.
similar words:
gulp, sip
definition 2: the amount that is or can be swallowed at one time; gulp.
Take a swallow of water.
synonyms:
gulp
derivations: swallowable (adj.), swallower (n.)
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