Definition of swallow

Scrabble & Words with friends points


  • swallow is a valid Scrabble US word with a point value of 13
  • swallow is a valid Scrabble UK word with a point value of 13
  • swallow is a valid Words with friends word with a point value of 15

Definition of swallow


  • the act of swallowing (noun)

    Examples

    1. one swallow of the liquid was enough

    Synonyms

    1. deglutition
    2. drink
  • tolerate or accommodate oneself to (verb)

    Examples

    1. I swallowed the insult

    Synonyms

    1. accept
    2. live with
  • enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing (verb)

    Examples

    1. The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter

    Synonyms

    1. bury
    2. eat up
    3. immerse
    4. swallow up
  • take back what one has said (verb)

    Examples

    1. He swallowed his words

    Synonyms

    1. take back
    2. unsay
    3. withdraw
  • pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking (verb)

    Synonyms

    1. get down
  • a small amount of liquid food (noun)

    Synonyms

    1. sup
  • believe or accept without questioning or challenge (verb)

    Examples

    1. Am I supposed to swallow that story?
  • engulf and destroy (verb)

    Examples

    1. The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries
  • keep from expressing (verb)

    Examples

    1. I swallowed my anger and kept quiet
  • small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations (noun)
  • utter indistinctly (verb)

    Examples

    1. She swallowed the last words of her speech

See definition of swallow in Merriam Webster

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