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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
swallow /'swɔlou/
  • danh từ
    • (động vật học) chim nhạn
    • one swallow does not make a summer
      • một con nhan không làm nên mùa xuân
  • danh từ
    • sự nuốt
    • miếng, ngụm
    • cổ họng
    • ngoại động từ
      • nuốt (thức ăn)
      • 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
        • thu chẳng đủ chi
    Concise Dictionary
    swallows|swallowed|swallowing'swɑləʊ /'swɒl-
    +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
    +utter indistinctly
    +take back what one has said
    +keep from expressing
    +tolerate or accommodate oneself to
    +believe or accept without questioning or challenge

    Thesaurus 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.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb
    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.
    completely cover
    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.
    accept insults
    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.
    + noun
    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.
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 food/drink, etc.


    hastily, quickly | accidentally
    She accidentally swallowed a glass bead.
    | easily
    Liquid food may be more easily swallowed.
    | down
    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.
    | back
    He swallowed back the lump in his throat.


    have to
    She had to swallow hard before she could speak.

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