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Meaning of swallow

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale" [syn:
           {swallow}, {sup}]
      2: the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was
         enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
         [syn: {swallow}, {drink}, {deglutition}]
      3: small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight
         and the regularity of its migrations
      v 1: pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking;
           "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!" [syn: {swallow},
           {get down}]
      2: engulf and destroy; "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic
      3: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge
         waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly
         thereafter" [syn: {immerse}, {swallow}, {swallow up}, {bury},
         {eat up}]
      4: utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her
      5: take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words" [syn:
         {swallow}, {take back}, {unsay}, {withdraw}]
      6: keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"
      7: 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" [syn: {accept}, {live with}, {swallow}]
      8: believe or accept without questioning or challenge; "Am I
         supposed to swallow that story?"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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