Translation of "swallow" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ˈswɒ·ləʊ/ us /ˈswɑ·loʊ/

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

These tablets are too big to swallow.
noun uk /ˈswɒ·ləʊ/ us /ˈswɑ·loʊ/

a small bird with a tail with two points


(Translation of “swallow” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ˈswoləu/

to allow to pass down the throat to the stomach

tragar, engullir
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

You’ll never get her to swallow that story!
swallow one’s pride

to behave humbly eg by making an apology

tragarse el orgullo
She managed to swallow her pride and say sorry.
swallow up phrasal verb

to cause to disappear completely

She was swallowed up in the crowd.

(Translation of “swallow” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)