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English definition of “swallow”

swallow

verb [T] (ACCEPT)    /ˈswɒl.əʊ/ US  /ˈswɑː.loʊ/ informal
C2 to accept something without question or without expressing disagreement : Not surprisingly , this excuse was too much for them to swallow. He swallowed her story whole . She swallowed his sales pitch hook , line , and sinker (= believed it completely ).BelievingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
(Definition of swallow verb (ACCEPT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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