move (food or drink) down the throat from the mouth
take sb/sth into itself so that he/it can no longer be seen
"a sup of ale"
"one swallow of the liquid was enough"
"he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
"Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"
"The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"
"The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
"She swallowed the last words of her speech"
"He swallowed his words"
"I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"
"I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"
"I swallowed the insult"
"She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"
"Am I supposed to swallow that story?"
One swallow does not make a summer.
Methus..measures the honesty..of mankind by a capaciousness of their swallow.
出自： Henry Fielding
He swallowed it in three gulps.
出自： J. G. Cozzens
They made him swallow..the tablets.
出自： E. Mittelholzer
He swallowed down the last of his coffee.
出自： M. Lavin
Gas can be caused by..swallowing air with the food.
出自： P. Quillin
The waves swallowed up the swimmer.
She was so embarrassed, she wished the earth would open and swallow her up.
His wife's clothes bills swallowed up his wages.
The travel costs swallowed up our pay increase.
The two firms wanted to combine together to swallow up ours.
The aircraft was swallowed up in the clouds.
She was swallowed up by the crowd and we lost sight of her.
His earnings were swallowed up by lawyer's bill.
He doesn't want his firm to be swallowed up by a transnational giant.
You could hardly understand him because he had the habit of swallowing his words.