swallow

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
swallow

Third-person singular
swallows

Past tense
swallowed

Past participle
swallowed

Present participle
swallowing

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  1. (transitive & intransitive) If you swallow something you make it go through your mouth into your body (down your esophagus to your stomach). We swallow food and drinks.
    Young children put small toys in their mouths and sometimes swallow them.

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Noun[change]

Singular
swallow

Plural
swallows

A swallow
  1. A swallow is a kind of small bird.
  2. A swallow is the amount of food or liquid that goes down the throat at one time.
  3. A swallow is the act of swallowing.
    He took the aspirin with a single swallow of water.