Hay 2 definiciones de swallow en inglés:

swallow1

Silabificación: swal·low
Pronunciación: /ˈswälō
 
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verbo

[with object]
1Cause or allow (something, especially food or drink) to pass down the throat: she swallowed a mouthful slowly
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • On Saturday, December 4, she discovered she could not swallow food or drink, and the next day her husband took her to casualty at Pontefract.
  • When he felt the man's hand lifting his head, he swallowed whatever food or drink he was given.
  • Normally I like to have a beer or more but the sensation in the back of my throat when I swallowed beer this time was really strange.
Sinónimos
eat, gulp down, consume, devour, put away;
ingest, assimilate;
drink, guzzle, quaff, imbibe, sup, slug
informal polish off, swig, chug, swill, down, scoff
1.1 [no object] Perform the muscular movement of the esophagus required to do this, especially through fear or nervousness: she swallowed hard, sniffing back her tears
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  • Saran swallowed, fear and nervousness suddenly finding their way back.
  • Being about thirty feet from the ground, Raiana slowly looked down, and swallowed hard, her fear of heights kicking in.
  • Micah swallowed hard to control the fear inside of her.
1.2Put up with or meekly accept (something insulting or unwelcome): he seemed ready to swallow any insult
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  • Do they assume that women who practise faith are a docile lot, meekly swallowing the built-in injustices in their respective religions?
  • ‘Get on with it,’ Blancard pushed, swallowing the insult he had been about ready to spout off at her.
  • Apparently, these broadcasters believe that listeners are incapable of handling subversive music, but are ready to swallow euphemisms.
Sinónimos
1.3Believe unquestioningly (a lie or unlikely assertion): she had swallowed his story hook, line, and sinker
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  • The crook-Conservatives lie to the idiot-conservatives who swallow the lies hook, line and sinker.
  • They've realised that Jonathan Swift was close to the truth when he said that ‘all politicians ultimately die of swallowing their own lies’.
  • Big media, with a few honorable exceptions, are respectfully swallowing the big lies.
Sinónimos
informal fall for, buy, go for, 'swallow hook, line, and sinker'
1.4Resist expressing (a feeling) or uttering (words): he swallowed his pride
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  • He bravely helps his master and swallows his utter hatred of Smeagol long enough for them to use the creature as a guide.
  • Depressed, we bit our tongue, swallowed our pride and voted Libertarian.
  • Maybe my life would change for the better if I bit my tongue, swallowed my pride and didn't rise to any form of bait.
Sinónimos
restrain, repress, suppress, hold back, fight back;
overcome, check, control, curb, rein in;
silence, muffle, stifle, smother, hide, bottle up
informal keep a/the lid on
1.5Take in and cause to disappear; engulf: the dark mist swallowed her up
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  • The child, like so many thousands of others in a tragedy unfolding across 10 countries, disappeared, swallowed by a sea that had not been so cruel for more than a century.
  • An explosion of smoke engulfed him, swallowing his body in a flume of colors.
  • The night swallowed him as he disappeared into the trees.
1.6Completely use up (money or resources): debts swallowed up most of the money he had gotten for the house
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  • Unfortunately, most of the money is swallowed up in bureaucracy and the production of meaningless consultancy reports which benefit nobody.
  • Tshwete should also explain in detail ‘how many resources were swallowed up by what was always a wild-goose chase’.
  • The Met were rightfully hammered and shaken up into a better police force although sadly most of the compensation was swallowed up by feverish vain legal teams.

sustantivo

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1An act of swallowing something, especially food or drink: he downed his drink in one swallow
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  • He handed me his glass and I drank down his last swallow.
  • In another, the sufferer drinks several swallows of water while an accomplice presses on both ear flaps (technically called the tragus).
  • Their glasses clinked lightly, and then they both drank several swallows.
1.1An amount of something swallowed in one action: he said he’d like just a swallow of pie
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  • He took a swallow of Tab and rose, taking his bowl to the sink.
  • He took a deep breath and a swallow of water from his mug.
  • Thilda shrugged her shoulders and took a swallow of her mead.

Origen

Old English swelgan, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zwelgen and German schwelgen.

Derivativos

swallowable

adjetivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • But if anything, people seemed to appreciate us putting the text in a more swallowable form.
  • ‘Right now we're developing these chips for brain stimulators, bladder control devices, and even a swallowable camera,’ notes Pelletier.
  • Dr. Annette Smith and colleagues at the University College London have successfully tested in humans a small swallowable gut camera that can be steered around in the gut.

swallower

sustantivo
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He has every intention of fighting off any challenge to his title as Ireland's champion oyster swallower!
  • Harold Smith, 48, a compulsive fork swallower, has indeed managed to dodge jail time in spite of his conviction on a drug rap.
  • More than double the number of drug ‘mules’, known as ‘swallowers’ because they carry the potentially lethal drugs in packages in their stomach, have been arrested in Jamaica.

Hay 2 definiciones de swallow en inglés:

swallow2

Silabificación: swal·low
Pronunciación: /ˈswälō
 
/

sustantivo

A migratory swift-flying songbird with a forked tail and long pointed wings, feeding on insects in flight.
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  • The central aim of our study was to demonstrate that both natural and sexual selection have been important in shaping the tail streamer of the barn swallow.
  • Most studies trying to identify the function of external tail feathers in the barn swallow have focused on males; much less attention has been paid to females.
  • The barn swallow is an approximately 20-g passerine, migratory bird that feeds on flying insects captured on the wing.

Origen

Old English swealwe, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zwaluw and German Schwalbe.

Frases

one swallow does not make a summer

proverb A single fortunate event does not mean that what follows will also be good.
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  • One swallow does not make a summer, even if this series made ours.
  • When Sligo Rovers defeated Galway I thought to myself that one swallow does not make a summer and the game against Dundalk would be the acid test.
  • A lot of my horses have been wrong, but hopefully we are on the way back - though one swallow does not make a summer.