swallow

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1 swallow /ˈswɑːloʊ/ verb
swallows; swallowed; swallowing
1 swallow
/ˈswɑːloʊ/
verb
swallows; swallowed; swallowing
Learner's definition of SWALLOW
: to take (something) into your stomach through your mouth and throat
[+ object]
[no object]
[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
: 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
2 swallow /ˈswɑːloʊ/ noun
plural swallows
2 swallow
/ˈswɑːloʊ/
noun
plural swallows
Learner's definition of SWALLOW
[count]
: an amount that is swallowed at one time : the act of swallowing something
compare 3swallow
3 swallow /ˈswɑːloʊ/ noun
plural swallows
3 swallow
/ˈswɑːloʊ/
noun
plural swallows
Learner's definition of SWALLOW
[count]
: a small bird that has long wings and a deeply forked tail
compare 2swallow
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