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1. swallow

verb. ['ˈswɑːloʊ, ˈswɔloʊ'] pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking.

Synonyms

  • have
  • take in
  • get down
  • consume
  • take
  • bolt

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • level
  • disinclination
  • supply

Etymology

  • swolowen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Swallow

  • depaulo
  • ciraulo
  • paulo

Example sentences of the word swallow


1. Verb, base form
Nordic sweaters might be trending right now, but worn over party attire they will swallow you whole.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You swallow** air right along with the food and drink you consume.

Quotes containing the word swallow


1. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. Despite the enormous quantity of books, how few people read! And if one reads profitably, one would realize how much stupid stuff the vulgar herd is content to swallow every day.
- Voltaire

3. There's a period of life when we swallow a knowledge of ourselves and it becomes either good or sour inside.
- Pearl Bailey

2. swallow

verb. ['ˈswɑːloʊ, ˈswɔloʊ'] engulf and destroy.

Synonyms

  • destroy

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • take

Etymology

  • swolowen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. swallow

noun. ['ˈswɑːloʊ, ˈswɔloʊ'] a small amount of liquid food.

Synonyms

  • sup
  • taste

Antonyms

  • give
  • lack
  • bull

Etymology

  • swolowen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. swallow

verb. ['ˈswɑːloʊ, ˈswɔloʊ'] enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing.

Synonyms

  • shut in
  • inclose
  • eat up
  • immerse
  • enclose
  • swallow up
  • close in

Antonyms

  • demobilization
  • uncover
  • remember
  • show

Etymology

  • swolowen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. swallow

noun. ['ˈswɑːloʊ, ˈswɔloʊ'] the act of swallowing.

Synonyms

  • consumption
  • intake
  • uptake
  • aerophagia
  • swig
  • gulp
  • draft
  • draught
  • ingestion
  • drink
  • sip

Antonyms

  • disallow
  • expand
  • integrate
  • stay

Etymology

  • swolowen (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. swallow

verb. ['ˈswɑːloʊ, ˈswɔloʊ'] believe or accept without questioning or challenge.

Antonyms

  • disrespect

Etymology

  • swolowen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. swallow

verb. ['ˈswɑːloʊ, ˈswɔloʊ'] tolerate or accommodate oneself to.

Synonyms

  • abide
  • suffer
  • bear
  • tolerate
  • stick out
  • accept
  • stand
  • support
  • brook
  • put up
  • endure
  • stomach
  • live with

Antonyms

  • reprobate
  • contract out
  • refuse
  • dishonor

Etymology

  • swolowen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. swallow

verb. ['ˈswɑːloʊ, ˈswɔloʊ'] utter indistinctly.

Synonyms

  • utter
  • verbalize
  • speak
  • talk
  • verbalise

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • invalidate
  • negate
  • disprove

Etymology

  • swolowen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. swallow

verb. ['ˈswɑːloʊ, ˈswɔloʊ'] take back what one has said.

Synonyms

  • take back
  • unsay
  • disown
  • renounce
  • withdraw

Antonyms

  • yield
  • surrender
  • change
  • fauna

Etymology

  • swolowen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. swallow

noun. ['ˈswɑːloʊ, ˈswɔloʊ'] small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations.

Synonyms

  • barn swallow
  • Hirundo nigricans
  • tree martin
  • white-bellied swallow
  • Hirundo rustica
  • Iridoprocne bicolor
  • tree swallow
  • oscine bird
  • chimney swallow
  • Hirundo pyrrhonota
  • cliff swallow
  • oscine

Antonyms

  • be well
  • enjoy
  • better
  • refrain

Etymology

  • swolowen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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