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Swallow Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • 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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'Swallow' example sentence in quotations


* 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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Swallow Sample Sentences in News


  • Lawmakers use Swallow scandal to stall campaign-donation caps
    Horror stories about alleged campaign corruption by former Attorney General John Swallow ironically helped block passage Tuesday of a bill to limit campaign donations in Utah, one of just four states without such caps. Lawmakers worried that limits might hamper honest politicians in raising enough money to combat groups that sometimes funnel large amounts of untra Read more on this news related to 'Swallow'
  • Jodie Swallow Earns Fifth-Straight 70.3 South Africa Win
    Jodie Swallow dominated the swim, bike and run in Buffalo City. The post Jodie Swallow Earns Fifth-Straight 70.3 South Africa Win appeared first on Triathlete.com . Read more on this news related to 'Swallow'
  • A bitter tablet to swallow
     Students are usually expected to bring their own device at the university and high-school level, according to Intel's regional business manager Frederico Carvalho. Khaleej Times asked schools in Dubai if parents were asked to shell out the money for the devices. Anees Unissa, ICT manager at Indian High School (IHS), said the school does not provide devices t Read more on this news related to 'Swallow'

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