Definitions English

  • To refrain from expressing; suppress: swallow one's feelings.
  • To consume or destroy as if by ingestion; devour: a building that was swallowed up by fire.
  • Slang To believe without question: swallowed the alibi.
  • To take back; retract: swallow one's words.
  • To say inarticulately; mumble: The actor swallowed his lines.
  • To perform the act of swallowing.
  • The act of swallowing.
  • An amount swallowed.
  • Nautical The channel through which a rope runs in a block or a mooring chock.
  • Any of various small graceful swift-flying passerine birds of the family Hirundinidae, having long pointed wings, a usually notched or forked tail, and a large mouth for catching flying insects and noted for their regular migrations in large numbers, often over long distances.
  • Any of various similar birds, such as a swift.