swallow

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Definizione monolingua swallow


swallow


Verb

swallow (third-person singular simple present swallows, present participle swallowing, simple past and past participle swallowed)


  1. (transitive) To cause (food, drink etc.) to pass from the mouth into the stomach; to take into the stomach through the throat. [from 11th c.]
    • 1898, J. Meade Falkner, Moonfleet Chapter 4:
      What the liquor was I do not know, but it was not so strong but that I could swallow it in great gulps and found it less burning than my burning throat.
    • 2011, Jonathan Jones, The Guardian, 21 Apr 2011:
      Clothes are to be worn and food is to be swallowed: they remain trapped in the physical world.
  2. (transitive) To take (something) in so that it disappears; to consume, absorb. [from 13th c.]
    • 2010, ""What are the wild waves saying"", The Economist, 28 Oct 2010:
      His body, like so many others swallowed by the ocean’s hungry maw, was never found.
  3. (intransitive) To take food down into the stomach; to make the muscular contractions of the oesophagus to achieve this, often taken as a sign of nervousness or strong emotion. [from 18th c.]
    • 1979, VC Andrews, Flowers in the Attic:
      She swallowed nervously then, appearing near sick with what she had to say.
  4. (transitive) To accept easily or without questions; to believe, accept. [from 16th c.]
    • 2011, Madeleine Bunting, The Guardian, 22 Apr 2011:
      Americans swallowed his tale because they wanted to.
Noun

swallow (plural swallows)


  1. (archaic) A deep chasm or abyss in the earth.
  2. The amount swallowed in one gulp; the act of swallowing.
    He took the aspirin with a single swallow of water.


Definizione italiano>inglese swallow

rondine
  bird
inghiottire
  to cause to pass from the mouth into the stomach
deglutire
  to cause to pass from the mouth into the stomach
deglutizione
  The reflex in the human body that makes something pass from the mouth to the pharynx and into the esophagus, with the shutting of the epiglottis.
assorbire
bere
divorare
gola
hirundinidae
ingerire
ingoiare
ingoio
ingollare
ingozzare
smaltire
sorsata
sorseggiare
sorso
trangugiare

Altri significati:


Traduzione 'veloce'


rondine |inghiottire |deglutire |deglutizione |assorbire |bere |divorare |gola |hirundinidae |ingerire |ingoiare |ingoio |ingollare |ingozzare |smaltire |sorsata |sorseggiare |sorso |trangugiare |


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