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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. 我的喉嚨很痛,吞嚥起來很難受。
He put a grape into his mouth and swallowed it whole. 他把一顆葡萄放進嘴裡,整個吞了下去。

[ 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." 他用力吞了吞口水說:「爸,我有點事想告訴您。」

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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. 越來越多的鄉村被城鎮吞併。
Many small businesses have been swallowed (up) by large companies. 很多小企業已經被大公司吞併了。

[ 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稅收抵消了。

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,他們無法接受這個藉口。
He swallowed her story whole. 他對她的說法深信不疑。
She swallowed his sales pitch hook, line, and sinker (= believed it completely). 她對他的推銷之詞深信不疑。

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說:「沒事,沒關係。」

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. 他吞了吞口水,然後開始說話。

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 (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)