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swallow

verb
 
 
/ˈswɒləʊ/
FOOD OR DRINK [T] B2 to move your throat in order to make food or drink go down
połykać, łykać
The snake swallowed the bird whole.Biting, chewing and swallowingEating
THROAT [I] to make a movement with your throat as if you are eating, sometimes because you are nervous
przełykać
Claire swallowed hard, opened the door and stepped inside.Biting, chewing and swallowingEating
ACCEPT [T] to accept something unpleasant
przełknąć
They found the final decision hard to swallow.Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
BELIEVE [T] informal to believe something, usually something which is not true
łyknąć
I told him we were journalists and he seemed to swallow it. →  See also swallow your pride Believing
(Definition of swallow verb from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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