Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Spanish translation of “swallow”

swallow

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
tragarse
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
desaparecer
She was swallowed up in the crowd.
(Definition of swallow from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

More translations of “swallow” in Spanish

Definitions of “swallow” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

microbrewery

a small company that makes beer, usually using traditional methods, and often has a restaurant where its beer is served

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More