What are some opposite words for swallow up?

Antonyms for swallow upswal·low up

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swallow up

    A fluid that is absorbed is taken up into the mass of the absorbing body, with which it may or may not permanently combine. Wood expands when it absorbs moisture, iron when it absorbs heat, the substance remaining perhaps otherwise substantially unchanged; quicklime, when it absorbs water, becomes a new substance with different qualities, hydrated or slaked lime. A substance is consumed which is destructively appropriated by some other substance, being, or agency, so that it ceases to exist or to be recognized as existing in its original condition; fuel is consumed in the fire, food in the body; consume is also applied to whatever is removed from the market for individual use; as, silk and woolen goods are consumed. A great talker engrosses the conversation. A credulous person swallows the most preposterous statement. A busy student imbibes or drinks in knowledge; he is absorbed in a subject that takes his whole attention. "I only postponed it because I happened to get absorbed in a book." Kane Grinnell Exped. ch. 43, page 403. [Harper & Bros. '54.]

    Antonyms:
    cast out, disgorge, disperse, dissipate, distract, eject, emit, exude, give up, put forth, radiate, send out, shoot forth, throw off, vomit

    Synonyms:
    absorb, consume, drink in, drink up, engross, exhaust, imbibe, suck up, swallow, take in, take up

    Preposition:
    Plants absorb moisture from the air; the student is absorbed in thought; nutriment may be absorbed into the system through the skin.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat upverb

    enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing

    "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"

    Synonyms:
    deplete, take back, exhaust, bury, engross, get down, swallow, accept, withdraw, unsay, finish, engulf, inhume, eat up, entomb, live with, absorb, run through, forget, immerse, sink, eat, consume, lay to rest, soak up, wipe out, polish off, steep, plunge, inter, use up

How to use swallow up in a sentence?

  1. Ray Kapteyn:

    Jungle will swallow up a small airplane.

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#22983emit
#27307eject
#30316distract
#30664vomit
#36077disperse
#45294radiate
#49275dissipate
#81520exude
#154506disgorge

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