Swallowable



verb (used with object)
1.
to take into the stomach by drawing through the throat and esophagus with a voluntary muscular action, as food, drink, or other substances.
2.
to take in so as to envelop; withdraw from sight; assimilate or absorb:
He was swallowed by the crowd.
3.
to accept without question or suspicion.
4.
to accept without opposition; put up with:
to swallow an insult.
5.
to accept for lack of an alternative:
Consumers will have to swallow new price hikes.
6.
to suppress (emotion, a laugh, a sob, etc.) as if by drawing it down one’s throat.
7.
to take back; retract:
to swallow one’s words.
8.
to enunciate poorly; mutter:
He swallowed his words.
verb (used without object)
9.
to perform the act of swallowing.
noun
10.
the act or an instance of swallowing.
11.
a quantity swallowed at one time; a mouthful:
Take one swallow of brandy.
12.
capacity for swallowing.
13.
Also called crown, throat. Nautical, Machinery. the space in a block, between the groove of the sheave and the shell, through which the rope runs.
verb (mainly transitive)
1.
to pass (food, drink, etc) through the mouth to the stomach by means of the muscular action of the oesophagus
2.
(often foll by up) to engulf or destroy as if by ingestion: Nazi Germany swallowed up several small countries
3.
(informal) to believe gullibly: he will never swallow such an excuse
4.
to refrain from uttering or manifesting: to swallow one’s disappointment
5.
to endure without retaliation
6.
to enunciate (words, etc) indistinctly; mutter
7.
(often foll by down) to eat or drink reluctantly
8.
(intransitive) to perform or simulate the act of swallowing, as in gulping
9.
swallow one’s words, to retract a statement, argument, etc, often in humiliating circumstances
noun
10.
the act of swallowing
11.
the amount swallowed at any single time; mouthful
12.
(nautical) Also called crown, throat. the opening between the shell and the groove of the sheave of a block, through which the rope is passed
13.
(rare) another word for throat, gullet
14.
(rare) a capacity for swallowing; appetite
noun
1.
any passerine songbird of the family Hirundinidae, esp Hirundo rustica (common or barn swallow), having long pointed wings, a forked tail, short legs, and a rapid flight related adjective hirundine
2.
See fairy swallow

swallow swal·low (swŏl’ō)
v. swal·lowed, swal·low·ing, swal·lows
To pass something, as food or drink, through the mouth and throat into the stomach.

(1.) Heb. sis (Isa. 38:14; Jer. 8:7), the Arabic for the swift, which “is a regular migrant, returning in myriads every spring, and so suddenly that while one day not a swift can be seen in the country, on the next they have overspread the whole land, and fill the air with their shrill cry.” The swift (cypselus) is ordinarily classed with the swallow, which it resembles in its flight, habits, and migration. (2.) Heb. deror, i.e., “the bird of freedom” (Ps. 84:3; Prov. 26:2), properly rendered swallow, distinguished for its swiftness of flight, its love of freedom, and the impossibility of retaining it in captivity. In Isa. 38:14 and Jer. 8:7 the word thus rendered (‘augr) properly means “crane” (as in the R.V.).

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