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swallow

verb [T] (TAKE AWAY)
奪走
 
 
/ˈswɒl.əʊ/ US  /ˈswɑː.loʊ/
If something large swallows (up) another thing, it makes it disappear or stop existing separately by making it part of itself
吞掉;吞沒
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。
Enclosing, surrounding and immersing
to use or take away a large part of something valuable
大量使用,大量奪走(貴重之物)
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。
Using and misusing
(Definition of swallow verb (TAKE AWAY) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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