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swallow

verb [T] (ACCEPT)    /ˈswɒl.əʊ/ US  /ˈswɑː.loʊ/ informal
C2 to accept something without question or without expressing disagreement: Not surprisingly, this excuse was too much for them to swallow. He swallowed her story whole. She swallowed his sales pitch hook, line, and sinker (= believed it completely).BelievingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
(Definition of swallow verb (ACCEPT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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