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  • small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
  • the act of swallowing
    • one swallow of the liquid was enough
    • he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips
  • 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 idiosyncrasies
  • 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
  • enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
    • The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter
  • 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!
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