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Synonyms for swallow
ˈswɒl oʊswal·low

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Wiktionary

  1. swallow3

    Synonyms:
    martlet

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swallow

    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.]

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swallow

    Synonyms:
    absorb, gorge, engross, devour, appropriate, exhaust, consume, imbibe, engulf, brook

    Antonyms:
    vomit, disgorge, eructate, discharge, economize, save, eschew, repudiate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swallow, supnoun

    a small amount of liquid food

    "a sup of ale"

    Synonyms:
    sup, deglutition, drink

  2. swallow, drink, deglutitionnoun

    the act of swallowing

    "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"

    Synonyms:
    drinking, deglutition, sup, beverage, drink, potable, drinkable, crapulence, drunkenness, boozing

  3. swallowverb

    small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations

    Synonyms:
    sup, deglutition, drink

  4. swallow, get downverb

    pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking

    "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"

    Synonyms:
    start, write down, eat up, bring down, get off, get, lower, demoralise, commence, dispirit, get down, demoralize, take back, deject, swallow up, unsay, take down, set down, dismount, bury, put down, begin, accept, let down, cast down, start out, depress, live with, withdraw, immerse, dismay, light, set about, unhorse, set out

  5. swallowverb

    engulf and destroy

    "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"

    Synonyms:
    eat up, swallow up, immerse, live with, take back, get down, withdraw, unsay, accept, bury

  6. 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, accept, withdraw, unsay, finish, engulf, inhume, eat up, entomb, live with, absorb, run through, forget, immerse, swallow up, sink, eat, consume, lay to rest, soak up, wipe out, polish off, steep, plunge, inter, use up

  7. swallowverb

    utter indistinctly

    "She swallowed the last words of her speech"

    Synonyms:
    eat up, swallow up, immerse, live with, take back, get down, withdraw, unsay, accept, bury

  8. swallow, take back, unsay, withdrawverb

    take back what one has said

    "He swallowed his words"

    Synonyms:
    bring back, eat up, sequester, repossess, seclude, back away, crawfish out, return, crawfish, retreat, get down, take, call in, back out, retire, take back, pull away, take out, swallow up, unsay, bow out, draw back, recede, bury, recall, move back, call back, sequestrate, draw, draw off, accept, take away, adjourn, disengage, withdraw, immerse, pull back, live with, pull in one's horns, remove

  9. swallowverb

    keep from expressing

    "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"

    Synonyms:
    eat up, swallow up, immerse, live with, take back, get down, withdraw, unsay, accept, bury

  10. accept, live with, swallowverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    admit, have, bury, get down, accept, withdraw, take back, take on, eat up, assume, live with, consent, immerse, swallow up, unsay, take, take over, go for, bear

  11. swallowverb

    believe or accept without questioning or challenge

    "Am I supposed to swallow that story?"

    Synonyms:
    eat up, swallow up, immerse, live with, take back, get down, withdraw, unsay, accept, bury

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swallowverb

    Synonyms:
    GULP, GOBBLE, BOLT, take into the stomach, take down, get down

  2. swallowverb

    Synonyms:
    absorb, engulf, destroy, devour, swallow up

  3. swallowverb

    Synonyms:
    believe (without scruple), receive implicitly

  4. swallowverb

    Synonyms:
    brook, stomach, pocket, endure, bear, put up with

  5. swallowverb

    Synonyms:
    renounce, retract, recant, take back

  6. swallowverb

    Synonyms:
    consume, exhaust, waste, use up

  7. swallownoun

    Synonyms:
    throat, gullet, œsophagus

  8. swallownoun

    Synonyms:
    voracity, gluttonous appetite

  9. swallownoun

    Synonyms:
    dovetailed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swallowverb

    Synonyms:
    ingurgitate, gulp, bolt, engorge, englut, ingulf, suck in, absorb, submerge, engulf, overwhelm, accept, believe, credit, appropriate, arrogate, monopolize, engross, bear, brook, tolerate, pocket

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "swallow":

    hirondelle, haiyan, eat, digest

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How to use swallow in a sentence?

  1. Tony Finau:

    If we are watching them celebrate on our home turf, I think that’s going to be a hard pill to swallow.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    It is impossible for a dove to catch a swallow, for a clever man to catch a genius.

  3. Arthur Stringer:

    Society, my dear, is like salt water, good to swim in but hard to swallow.

  4. Georgia State coach Shawn Elliott:

    It’s hard to put a finger on it right after the game, it’s a tough pill to swallow right now.

  5. Stephen Curry:

    At home in the fourth quarter, I felt like we could go for that dagger punch and didn't really put any pressure on the defense, that's something that is tough to kind of swallow with the opportunity we had in front of us.

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