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swallow

verb /ˈswoləu/
to allow to pass down the throat to the stomach
avaler
Try to swallow the pill His throat was so painful that he could hardly swallow.
to accept (eg a lie or insult) without question or protest
avaler
You’ll never get her to swallow that story!
swallow one’s pride to behave humbly eg by making an apology
ravaler son amour-propre
She managed to swallow her pride and say sorry.
swallow up to cause to disappear completely
engloutir
She was swallowed up in the crowd.
(Definition of swallow from the Password English-French Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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