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swallow 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/ˈswälō/,
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swallowed, past participle; swallowed, past tense; swallows, 3rd person singular present; swallowing, present participle;
  1. Cause or allow (something, esp. food or drink) to pass down the throat
    • - she swallowed a mouthful slowly
  2. Perform the muscular movement of the esophagus required to do this, esp. through fear or nervousness
    • - she swallowed hard, sniffing back her tears
  3. Put up with or meekly accept (something insulting or unwelcome)
    • - he seemed ready to swallow any insult
  4. Believe unquestioningly (a lie or unlikely assertion)
    • - she had swallowed his story hook, line, and sinker
  5. Resist expressing (a feeling) or uttering (words)
    • - he swallowed his pride
  6. Take in and cause to disappear; engulf
    • - the dark mist swallowed her up
  7. Completely use up (money or resources)
    • - debts swallowed up most of the money he had gotten for the house
Noun
  1. A migratory swift-flying songbird with a forked tail and long pointed wings, feeding on insects in flight


  1. a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale"
  2. pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"
  3. engulf and destroy; "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"
  4. the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
  5. immerse: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
  6. small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
  7. utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech"
  8. take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"
  9. The swallows and martins are a group of passerine birds in the family Hirundinidae which are characterised by their adaptation to aerial feeding. Swallow is used colloquially in Europe as a synonym for the Barn Swallow.
  10. The Ancient Egyptian Swallow hieroglyph is Gardiner sign listed no. G36 for swallow birds. The Sparrow hieroglyph appears similar in size and shape, but it is used to represent small, or bad items.
  11. The Swallow (also known as the National Swallow or Golondrina) is a type of keelboat that was used as a two-man Olympic class for the 1948 Olympics.
  12. "Swallow" is a song by English Britpop band Sleeper, written by the band's vocalist and guitarist Louise Wener along with guitarist Jon Stewart. It was the first single to be released from their debut album Smart in 1994 (see 1994 in British music).
  13. The following are characters from the PlayStation game Chrono Cross.
  14. (Swallowed (song)) 'Swallowed' is a song by British post-grunge band Bush. It was included on the 1996 album Razorblade Suitcase, which topped the Billboard 200 chart. It was later included on the remix album Deconstructed, the live album Zen X Four, and the Bush greatest hits compilation. ...
  15. (in  swallowing (physiology))
  16. To dream of swallows, is a sign of peace and domestic harmony. To see a wounded or dead one, signifies unavoidable sadness.
  17. This bird, which is also known as the hirondelle, is an early bearing. One of the best known of the early examples is the arms of the Arundells of Wardour, who bore "Sable, six swallows argent."
  18. The place between the sheave (roller) and housing of a block, through which the line is run.
  19. Two words are so rendered: derôr, "the swift flyer", which means the chimney swallow and other species akin to it [Psalm 83:4; D.V., turtle; Proverbs 26:2; D.V., sparrow], whereas sûs or sîs may be translated by "swift", this bird being probably intended in Isaiah 38:14 and Jeremiah 8:7.
  20. (1.) Heb. sis (Isa 38:14; Jer 8:7), the Arabic for the swift, which "is a regular migrant, returning in myriads every spring, and so suddenly that while one day not a swift can be seen in the country, on the next they have over-spread the whole land, and fill the air with their shrill cry. ...
  21. Light boat acquired by the Four Chieftains from the Riverhead tribe.  (MX)
  22. The graceful insectivorous aerialists of the family Hirundinidæ. Represented in the BWCA by two breeding species of summer, the Tree Swallow (Iridoprocne bicolor), and the Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica). Jashâwanibissi in the Ojibwe.
  23. A female operative who uses sex as a tool.
  24. A generalised terms for paste-like balls eaten with soup like garri, pounded yam
  25. Sits in place, sucking in trying to catch the player. If successful, the Cursed Coach will chew on them. If the player keeps pressing , the Cursed Coach will release them sooner.