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KK Pronunciation

〔 `swɑlo 〕


〔 ˋswɒlou 〕

Overview of noun swallow

The noun swallow has 3 senses

  • swallow, sup -- (a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale")

  • swallow, drink, deglutition -- (the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips")

  • swallow -- (small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations)

Overview of verb swallow

The verb swallow has 8 senses

  • swallow, get down -- (pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!")

  • swallow -- (engulf and destroy; "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries")

  • immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up -- (enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter")

  • swallow -- (utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech")

  • swallow, take back, unsay, withdraw -- (take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words")

  • swallow -- (keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet")

  • accept, live with, swallow -- (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")

  • swallow -- (believe or accept without questioning or challenge; "Am I supposed to swallow that story?")