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  • 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
  • a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale"
  • believe or accept without questioning or challenge; "Am I supposed to swallow that story?"
  • 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 idiosyncracies"
  • keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"
  • take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"
  • utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech"
  • engulf and destroy; "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"
  • pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won''t kill you!"
  • enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • 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

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Swallow Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The swallows and martins are a group of passerine birds in the family Hirundinidae which are characterised by their adaptation to aerial feeding. Swallow is used colloquially in Europe as a synonym for the Barn Swallow.

Within the swallow, the name "martin" tends to be used for the squarer-tailed species, and the name "swallow" for the more fork-tailed species; however, there is no scientific distinction between these two groups. The family contains around 83 species in 19 genera.



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* One swallow does not make a summer. - Aristotle

* There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside. - Pearl Bailey

* We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip little by little at a truth we find bitter. - Denis Diderot


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