Translation of "swallow" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary


verb [ T ] (TAKE AWAY) 奪走 uk us /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

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。

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。

(Translation of “swallow verb (TAKE AWAY)” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)