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  Words related to swallow

Related / Similar Words: drink, deglutition, sup, accept, live with, take back, unsay, withdraw, get down, immerse, swallow up, bury, eat up

 

Definition:
  • 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";

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    Hyponyms: aerophagia, gulp, draft, draught, swig, nip, sip, barn swallow, chimney swallow, Hirundo rustica, cliff swallow, Hirundo pyrrhonota, tree swallow, tree martin, Hirundo nigricans, white-bellied swallow, Iridoprocne bicolor, martin, bolt

     

    Derivational Morphology: drink, imbibe, get down, sup, toleration, acceptance, sufferance, withdrawal, backdown, climb-down, deglutition

     

    Language Translations:
    Afrikaans: sluk and swavel   Albanian: dallëndyshja and gëlltit  
    Basque: enara   Belarusian: ластаука  
    Bosnian: gutati and lastavica   Breton: gwennili-siminal  
    Bulgarian: селска лястовица   Catalan: engolir and oreneta  
    Chinese: 燕子 and   Croatian: gutati and lastavica  
    Danish: svale   Dutch: slikken and zwaluw  
    Esperanto: gluti and hirundo   Estonian: pääsuke  
    Finnish: niellä and pääskynen   French: avaler and hirondelle  
    Frisian: swel   Galician: andoriña  
    German: schlucken and Schwalbe   Greek: χελιδόνι  
    Hungarian: fecske and nyel   Icelandic: svala  
    Ido: glutar and hirundo   Interlingua: glutir and hirundine  
    Irish: fáinleog   Italian: deglutire and rondine  
    Japanese: and 飲み込む   Korean: 삼키다 and 제비  
    Kurdish: daqurtandin   Latin: hirundo  
    Latvian: bezdelīga   Lithuanian: kregždė  
    Macedonian: ластовица   Maltese: ħuttafa  
    Norwegian: svale and svelge   Polish: jaskółka and połknąć  
    Portuguese: andorinha and engolir   Romanian: înghiţi and rândunică  
    Russian: глотать and ласточка   Serbian: гутати and ластавица  
    Slovak: lastovička   Slovene: lastovka and požirati  
    Spanish: golondrina and tragar   Swedish: svala and svälja  
    Turkish: kır kırlangıcı   Ukrainian: ластівка  
    Welsh: gwennol  
     
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