Synonyms of swallow


1. swallow, sup, taste, mouthful

usage: a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale"

2. swallow, drink, deglutition, consumption, ingestion, intake, uptake

usage: the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"

3. swallow, oscine, oscine bird

usage: small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations


1. swallow, get down, consume, ingest, take in, take, have

usage: pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!"

2. swallow, demolish, destroy

usage: engulf and destroy; "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"

3. immerse, swallow, swallow up, bury, eat up, enclose, close in, inclose, shut in

usage: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"

4. swallow, talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise

usage: utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech"

5. swallow, take back, unsay, withdraw, disown, renounce, repudiate

usage: take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"

6. swallow, suppress, repress

usage: keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"

7. accept, live with, swallow, digest, endure, stick out, stomach, bear, stand, tolerate, support, brook, abide, suffer, put up

usage: tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies"

8. swallow, believe

usage: believe or accept without questioning or challenge; "Am I supposed to swallow that story?"

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Definition and meaning of swallow (Dictionary)