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Swollow Meaning and Definition

By Tayyaba Rehman — Published on February 8, 2024
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Swallow Definitions

"Swallow" refers to the act of causing or allowing something, typically food or drink, to pass down the throat and into the stomach.
She had to swallow her medicine quickly.
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"Swallow" means to take food or drink down the throat into the stomach.
He had to swallow his food before speaking.
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"Swallow" denotes the action of engulfing or absorbing something.
She found it hard to swallow the large pill.
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"Swallow" refers to accepting or bearing something unpleasant without protest.
He had to swallow his pride and apologize.
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"Swallow" signifies the process of making a reflexive action to consume something.
The baby learned to swallow solid food.
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"Swallow" implies taking in, absorbing, or assimilating ideas or knowledge.
He quickly swallowed the information in the book.
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"Swallow" represents a movement of the throat that passes food or liquid.
He took a sip of water and made a swallow.
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"Swallow" defines the act of consuming or taking in, physically or metaphorically.
The audience had to swallow a lot of technical jargon during the lecture.
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To cause (food or drink, for example) to pass through the mouth and throat into the stomach.
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To put up with (something unpleasant)
Swallowed the insults and kept on working.
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To refrain from expressing; suppress
Swallow one's feelings.
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To envelop or engulf
A building that was swallowed up by fire.
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To consume or use up
Relief money that was swallowed by administrative costs.
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(Slang) To believe without question
Swallowed the alibi.
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To take back; retract
Swallow one's words.
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To say inarticulately; mumble
The actor swallowed his lines.
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To perform the act of swallowing.
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The act of swallowing.
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An amount swallowed.
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(Nautical) The channel through which a rope runs in a block or a mooring chock.
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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.
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Any of various similar birds, such as a swift.
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(transitive) To cause (food, drink etc.) to pass from the mouth into the stomach; to take into the stomach through the throat.
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(transitive) To take (something) in so that it disappears; to consume, absorb.
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(intransitive) To take food down into the stomach; to make the muscular contractions of the oesophagus to achieve this, often taken as a sign of nervousness or strong emotion.
My throat was so sore that I was unable to swallow.
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(transitive) To accept easily or without questions; to believe, accept.
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(intransitive) To engross; to appropriate; usually with up.
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(transitive) To retract; to recant.
To swallow one's opinions
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(transitive) To put up with; to bear patiently or without retaliation.
To swallow an affront or insult
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(archaic) A deep chasm or abyss in the earth.
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(archaic) The mouth and throat; that which is used for swallowing; the gullet.
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The amount swallowed in one gulp; the act of swallowing.
He took the aspirin with a single swallow of water.
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(nautical) The opening in a pulley block between the sheave and shell through which the rope passes.
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(Nigeria) Any of various carbohydrate-based dishes that are swallowed without much chewing.
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A small, migratory bird of the Hirundinidae family with long, pointed, moon-shaped wings and a forked tail which feeds on the wing by catching insects.
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Any one of numerous species of passerine birds of the family Hirundinidæ, especially one of those species in which the tail is deeply forked. They have long, pointed wings, and are noted for the swiftness and gracefulness of their flight.
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Any one of numerous species of swifts which resemble the true swallows in form and habits, as the common American chimney swallow, or swift.
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The aperture in a block through which the rope reeves.
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The act of swallowing.
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The gullet, or esophagus; the throat.
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Taste; relish; inclination; liking.
I have no swallow for it.
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Capacity for swallowing; voracity.
There being nothing too gross for the swallow of political rancor.
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As much as is, or can be, swallowed at once; as, a swallow of water.
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That which ingulfs; a whirlpool.
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To take into the stomach; to receive through the gullet, or esophagus, into the stomach; as, to swallow food or drink.
As if I had swallowed snowballs for pills.
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To draw into an abyss or gulf; to ingulf; to absorb - usually followed by up.
The earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses.
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To receive or embrace, as opinions or belief, without examination or scruple; to receive implicitly.
Though that story . . . be not so readily swallowed.
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To engross; to appropriate; - usually with up.
Homer excels . . . in this, that he swallowed up the honor of those who succeeded him.
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To occupy; to take up; to employ.
The necessary provision of the life swallows the greatest part of their time.
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To seize and waste; to exhaust; to consume.
Corruption swallowed what the liberal handOf bounty scattered.
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To retract; to recant; as, to swallow one's opinions.
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To put up with; to bear patiently or without retaliation; as, to swallow an affront or insult.
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To perform the act of swallowing; as, his cold is so severe he is unable to swallow.
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A small amount of liquid food;
A sup of ale
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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
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Small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
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Pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking;
Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!
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Engulf and destroy;
The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries
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Enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing;
The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter
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Utter indistinctly;
She swallowed the last words of her speech
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Take back what one has said;
He swallowed his words
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Keep from expressing;
I swallowed my anger and kept quiet
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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
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Believe or accept without questioning or challenge;
Am I supposed to swallow that story?
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"Swallow" describes the act of suppressing or holding back emotions.
She had to swallow her tears during the speech.
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"Swallow" conveys accepting or enduring something without expressing objection.
They had to swallow the disappointment of defeat.
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"Swallow" indicates the physical act of causing something to pass from the mouth to the stomach.
The patient struggled to swallow the bitter medicine.
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Swallow Sentences

The cat struggled to swallow the large piece of food.
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He watched the bird swallow the worm.
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It's important to chew thoroughly before you swallow.
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He made a loud swallow after drinking the soda.
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The magician made it seem like he could swallow a sword.
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She had to swallow her anger and respond calmly.
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They watched the fish swallow the bait.
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She practiced how to swallow pills without water.
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She took a drink of water to help swallow her food.
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The baby bird waited for its mother to feed it a swallow.
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They had to learn to swallow their fear during the performance.
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She taught her little brother how to swallow his vitamins.
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He had to swallow his gum when the teacher walked by.
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He had a sore throat and found it painful to swallow.
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She had to swallow her words when she realized she was wrong.
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Swallow Idioms & Phrases

Swallow One’s Fear

To suppress or overcome one's fear.
Before stepping onto the stage, she had to swallow her fear.
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A Tough Swallow

Refers to something difficult to accept or deal with.
The team's loss in the final game was a tough swallow for the fans.
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Swallow One's Pride

To set aside one's ego or pride and accept something humbling.
He had to swallow his pride and ask for help.
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Swallow Your Words

To take back what one has said, often reluctantly.
After being proven wrong, she had to swallow her words.
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Swallow One's Anger

To suppress or hold back one's anger.
She swallowed her anger and responded calmly.
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Swallow One’s Disappointment

To accept disappointment without showing one's feelings.
He swallowed his disappointment when he wasn't chosen for the team.
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Swallow the Truth

To accept a difficult or unpleasant truth.
It was hard for him to swallow the truth about his company's financial status.
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Swallow a Lie

To believe or accept a lie.
He was naive to swallow a lie that obvious.
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Hard to Swallow

Difficult to believe or accept.
The explanation he gave was hard to swallow.
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Swallow One's Words

To regret what one has said.
After the outburst, he wished he could swallow his words.
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Swallow the Bait

To be easily deceived or fall for a trick.
He swallowed the bait when he believed the false advertisement.
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Swallow the Pill

To accept an unpleasant but necessary thing.
Cutting their vacation short was a bitter pill to swallow.
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Swallow One's Dislike

To hide or suppress dislike.
She had to swallow her dislike for her colleague for the sake of workplace harmony.
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Swallow a Secret

To keep a secret hidden or undisclosed.
He found it hard to swallow a secret of that magnitude.
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Swallow One's Envy

To hide or suppress feelings of jealousy.
Seeing her rival's success was a big swallow for her envy.
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Swallow the Cost

To accept and bear the cost of something, typically reluctantly.
They had to swallow the cost of repairs after the warranty expired.
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Swallow One's Excitement

To contain or control one's excitement.
When she heard the news, she had to swallow her excitement to not spoil the surprise.
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Easy to Swallow

Easy to accept or believe.
The smooth-talking salesman made the offer seem easy to swallow.
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Swallow One’s Doubts

To suppress or ignore one's doubts.
She swallowed her doubts and went ahead with the plan.
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Swallow One's Sorrow

To hide or suppress one's sadness.
After the loss, the coach swallowed his sorrow and spoke positively to his team.
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Swallow FAQs

How do we divide swallow into syllables?

Swallow is divided into syllables as swal-low.
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Why is it called swallow?

It is called "swallow" because it originates from the Old English word "swelgan," meaning to ingest or take in.
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How many syllables are in swallow?

There are two syllables in "swallow."
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What is the pronunciation of swallow?

Swallow is pronounced as /ˈswɒl.oʊ/ or /ˈswɑː.loʊ/.
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What is the verb form of swallow?

"Swallow" itself is the base form of the verb.
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What is the first form of swallow?

The first form of "swallow" is "swallow."
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What is another term for swallow?

Another term for "swallow" (verb) is "ingest."
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What is the singular form of swallow?

The singular form is "swallow."
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What is the second form of swallow?

The second form of "swallow" is "swallowed."
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What is a stressed syllable in swallow?

The first syllable is stressed: SWAL-low.
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What part of speech is swallow?

"Swallow" can be a noun (a type of bird) or a verb (to ingest).
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How is swallow used in a sentence?

"The patient was advised to swallow the medicine with water."
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Is swallow an abstract noun?

No, "swallow" is not an abstract noun.
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What is the root word of swallow?

The root word of "swallow" is the Old English "swelgan."
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What is the third form of swallow?

The third form of "swallow" is "swallowed."
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Is swallow a noun or adjective?

"Swallow" can be a noun (bird) and a verb (to ingest), but not an adjective.
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Is swallow an adverb?

No, "swallow" is not an adverb.
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Is the word swallow imperative?

"Swallow" can be used in the imperative form, as in a command or instruction.
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Is the word “swallow” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

In a sentence, "swallow" can be a direct object, as in "I swallow the pill."
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Which determiner is used with swallow?

Determiners like "a," "the," or "that" can be used with "swallow."
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Is the swallow term a metaphor?

"Swallow" can be used metaphorically, depending on the context.
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Is swallow a vowel or consonant?

"Swallow" is a word, not a vowel or consonant.
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Which conjunction is used with swallow?

Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used with "swallow."
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What is the plural form of swallow?

The plural form of "swallow" (noun) is "swallows."
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What is the opposite of swallow?

The opposite of "swallow" (verb) could be "spit out" or "regurgitate."
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Is swallow a countable noun?

As a noun (referring to the bird), "swallow" is a countable noun.
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Which article is used with swallow?

The articles "a" or "the" can be used with "swallow," depending on the context.
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Is swallow a negative or positive word?

"Swallow" is neutral; it is neither inherently negative nor positive.
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Is swallow a collective noun?

No, "swallow" is not a collective noun.
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Is the word swallow Gerund?

When used as a noun, "swallowing" would be the gerund form.
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Which vowel is used before swallow?

The vowel used before "swallow" depends on the context and preceding word.
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Which preposition is used with swallow?

Prepositions like "with," "before," or "after" can be used with "swallow."
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