English - Vietnamese Dictionary
swallow /'swɔlou/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- one swallow does not make a summer
- một con nhan không làm nên mùa xuân
- ngoại động từ
- nuốt, chịu đựng
- to swallow one's anger: nuốt giận
- to swallow an affront: chịu nhục
- nuốt, rút (lời)
- to swallow one's words: nuốt lời
- cả tin, tin ngay
- to swallow will anything you tell him: anh nói gì hắn cũng tin
- the expenses more than swallow up the earnings
swallows|swallowed|swallowing'swɑləʊ /'swɒl-Thesaurus Dictionary
+a small amount of liquid food
+the act of swallowing
+small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
+pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking
+engulf and destroy
+enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
+take back what one has said
+keep from expressing
+tolerate or accommodate oneself to
+believe or accept without questioning or challenge
Advanced English Dictionary
1 eat, consume, devour, ingest, dispatch or despatch; drink, gulp, guzzle, down, Colloq put or pack away, swig, swill:
Snakes swallow their prey whole. The amount that man can swallow at one meal is incredible.
2 accept, allow, credit, believe, take, Colloq buy, fall for:
She swallowed that tale about an aeroplane hook, line, and sinker.
3 Often, swallow up. absorb, make disappear, engulf, consume, assimilate:
The fugitive was swallowed up by the crowd.
4 Sometimes, swallow back. keep or choke back or down, repress, suppress, control, stifle, smother, overcome, conquer:
Harriet swallowed back the tears. Try swallowing your pride just this once.
5 bite, nibble, morsel, mouthful; drink, gulp, guzzle, Colloq swig:
Have a swallow of this to warm you up a little.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
food / drink
1 to make food, drink, etc. go down your throat into your stomach: [VN] Always chew food well before swallowing it. + [VN-ADJ] The pills should be swallowed whole. + [V] I had a sore throat and it hurt to swallow.
move throat muscles
2 [V] to move the muscles of your throat as if you were swallowing sth, especially because you are nervous: She swallowed hard and told him the bad news.
3 [VN] [often passive] ~ sb/sth (up) to take sb/sth in or completely cover it so that they cannot be seen or no longer exist separately: I watched her walk down the road until she was swallowed by the darkness. + Large areas of countryside have been swallowed up by towns.
use up money
4 [VN] ~ sb/sth (up) to use up sth completely, especially an amount of money: Most of my salary gets swallowed (up) by the rent and bills.
5 to accept that sth is true; to believe sth: [VN] I found her excuse very hard to swallow. + [VN-ADJ] He told her a pack of lies, but she swallowed it whole.
6 [VN] to hide your feelings: to swallow your doubts / anger + You're going to have to swallow your pride and ask for your job back.
7 [VN] to accept insults, criticisms, etc. without complaining or protesting: I was surprised that he just sat there and swallowed all their remarks.
Idioms see BITTER adj.
1 a small bird with long pointed wings and a tail with two points, that spends the winter in Africa but flies to northern countries for the summer
of food / drink
2 an act of swallowing; an amount of food or drink that is swallowed at one time: She took a swallow of coffee.
1 food/drink, etc.
hastily, quickly | accidentally
She accidentally swallowed a glass bead.
Liquid food may be more easily swallowed.
She swallowed down her breakfast in a hurry.
swallow sth whole
Most snakes swallow their prey whole.
2 move your throat muscles
deeply, hard | convulsively, drily, nervously, painfully
She swallowed convulsively, determined not to cry.
He swallowed back the lump in his throat.
VERB + SWALLOW
She had to swallow hard before she could speak.
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