Translation of "swallow" - English-Russian dictionary

swallow

verb uk /ˈswɒləʊ/ us
FOOD OR DRINK [ T ]

B2 to move your throat in order to make food or drink go down

глотать
The snake swallowed the bird whole.
THROAT [ I ]

to make a movement with your throat as if you are eating, sometimes because you are nervous

глотать
Claire swallowed hard, opened the door and stepped inside.
ACCEPT [ T ]

to accept something unpleasant

смириться с чем-либо
They found the final decision hard to swallow.
BELIEVE [ T ] informal

to believe something, usually something that is not true

принимать на веру
I told him we were journalists and he seemed to swallow it.
→ See also swallow your pride

(Translation of “swallow verb” from the Cambridge English–Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)