Translation of "swallow" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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uk /ˈswɒl.əʊ/ us /ˈswɑː.loʊ/

swallow verb (THROAT)

B2 [ I or T ] to cause food, drink, pills, etc. to move from your mouth into your stomach by using the muscles of your throat

My throat is so sore that it really hurts when I swallow. 我的喉咙很痛,吞咽起来很难受。
He put a grape into his mouth and swallowed it whole. 他把一颗葡萄放进嘴里,整个儿吞了下去。

[ I ] to use the muscles of your throat, as if moving something from your mouth into your stomach, because you are nervous or frightened, or are about to say something

He swallowed hard and said, "Dad, I have something to tell you." 他狠劲儿咽了一下口水说:“爸,我有点事想告诉您。”

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swallow verb (TAKE AWAY)

[ T ] If something large swallows (up) another thing, it makes it disappear or stop existing separately by making it part of itself.

An increasing amount of the countryside is being swallowed (up) by the town. 越来越多的乡村被城镇吞没。
Many small businesses have been swallowed (up) by large companies. 很多小企业已经被大公司吞并了。

[ T ] to use or take away a large part of something valuable

Taxes have swallowed up nearly half of my pay increase. 我的加薪有近一半都被税收抵消了。

swallow verb (ACCEPT)

C2 [ T ] informal to accept something without question or without expressing disagreement

Not surprisingly, this excuse was too much for them to swallow. 不出所料,他们无法接受这个借口。
He swallowed her story whole. 他对她的说法深信不疑。
She swallowed his sales pitch hook, line, and sinker (= believed it completely). 她对他的推销之词深信不疑。

swallow verb (NOT EXPRESS)

C2 [ T ] to not express or show something

She swallowed her disappointment, saying, "That's OK, it doesn't matter." 她抑制住自己的失望说:“没事,没关系。”

swallownoun [ C ]

uk /ˈswɒl.əʊ/ us /ˈswɑː.loʊ/

swallow noun [ C ] (THROAT)

an act of using the muscles of your throat, or the amount of something you move into your stomach from your mouth by using the muscles of your throat

He gave a swallow, then began speaking. 他咽了一下口水,然后开始说话。

swallow noun [ C ] (BIRD)

a small bird with pointed wings and a tail with two points that flies quickly and catches insects to eat as it flies


(Translation of “swallow” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)