Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun swallow

3 senses of swallow

Sense 1
swallow, sup -- (a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale")
       => taste, mouthful -- (a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it")

Sense 2
swallow, drink, deglutition -- (the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips")
       => consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake -- (the process of taking food into the body through the mouth (as by eating))

Sense 3
swallow -- (small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations)
       => oscine, oscine bird -- (passerine bird having specialized vocal apparatus)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb swallow

8 senses of swallow

Sense 1
swallow, get down -- (pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!")
       => consume, ingest, take in, take, have -- (serve oneself to, or consume regularly; "Have another bowl of chicken soup!"; "I don't take sugar in my coffee")

Sense 2
swallow -- (engulf and destroy; "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries")
       => demolish, destroy -- (defeat soundly; "The home team demolished the visitors")

Sense 3
immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up -- (enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter")
       => enclose, close in, inclose, shut in -- (surround completely; "Darkness enclosed him"; "They closed in the porch with a fence")

Sense 4
swallow -- (utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech")
       => talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")

Sense 5
swallow, take back, unsay, withdraw -- (take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words")
       => disown, renounce, repudiate -- (cast off; "She renounced her husband"; "The parents repudiated their son")

Sense 6
swallow -- (keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet")
       => suppress, repress -- (put out of one's consciousness)

Sense 7
accept, live with, swallow -- (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")
       => digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up -- (put up with something or somebody unpleasant; "I cannot bear his constant criticism"; "The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks"; "he learned to tolerate the heat"; "She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage")

Sense 8
swallow -- (believe or accept without questioning or challenge; "Am I supposed to swallow that story?")
       => believe -- (accept as true; take to be true; "I believed his report"; "We didn't believe his stories from the War"; "She believes in spirits")

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