Meaning of swallow

Definition of swallow

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

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