swallow


swallow (http://definr.com/swallow)

     n 1: a small amount of liquid food: "a sup of ale" [syn: sup]
     2: the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was
        enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his
        lips" [syn: drink, deglutition]
     3: small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight
        and the regularity of its migrations
     v 1: pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking;
          "Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!" [syn: {get
          down}]
     2: engulf and destroy, as if by ingestion: "The Nazis swallowed
        the Baltic countries"
     3: enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The
        huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly
        thereafter" [syn: immerse, engross, swallow up, bury,
         eat up]
     4: utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her
        speech"
     5: take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words" [syn:
        take back, unsay, withdraw]
     6: keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"
     7: 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 idiosyncracies" [syn: accept, live with]
     8: believe or accept without questioning or challenge; "Am I
        supposed to swallow that story?"