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1swallow/ˈswɑːloʊ/verb
swallowsswallowedswallowing
1swallow
/ˈswɑːloʊ/
verb
swallowsswallowedswallowing
Learner's definition of SWALLOW  
: to take (something) into your stomach through your mouth and throat
[+ object]
[no object]
   b  [no object]  : to move the muscles in your throat as if you are swallowing something often because you are nervous — sometimes used figuratively
[+ object] 
: to flow over and cover (something) completely — often + up — often used figuratively
   b  : to use up (an amount of money) — usually + up
[+ object]informal  : to accept or believe (something)
[+ object]  : to not allow yourself to show or be affected by (an emotion)

(a) bitter pill to swallow

— see 1bitter
2swallow/ˈswɑːloʊ/noun
pluralswallows
2swallow
/ˈswɑːloʊ/
noun
pluralswallows
Learner's definition of SWALLOW  
[count]
: an amount that is swallowed at one time : the act of swallowing something
— compare 3swallow
3swallow/ˈswɑːloʊ/noun
pluralswallows
3swallow
/ˈswɑːloʊ/
noun
pluralswallows
Learner's definition of SWALLOW  
[count]
: a small bird that has long wings and a deeply forked tail
— compare 2swallow
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