Synonyms for swallowing

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Antonyms for swallowing

  • aglutition
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWALLOWING

But they said nothing aloud, swallowing their words and doing as Robin bade them.

Mrs Gamp nodded, made as if she were swallowing, and went on.

"I'm expecting to pay you," Adams went on, swallowing again, painfully.

Will—carried to extremes, absorbing and swallowing up the rest of the personality.

I've two mouths at home which are never tired of swallowing, I can tell you!

"Not much," he grunted, swallowing a huge cup of tea at a draught.

Swallowing a lump that rose in his throat, Jim pulled open the door.

"Very well, sir," nodded Kincaide, swallowing his disappointment.

At every act of swallowing, germs are carried into the stomach.

Verelst, swallowing his disappointment, retorted: "Incoherence is easy too."

WORD ORIGIN

"take in through the throat," Old English swelgan (class III strong verb; past tense swealg, past participle swolgen), from Proto-Germanic *swelkh-/*swelg- (cf. Old Saxon farswelgan, Old Norse svelgja "to swallow," Middle Dutch swelghen, Dutch zwelgen "to gulp, swallow," Old High German swelahan "to swallow," German schwelgen "to revel"), probably from PIE base *swel- (1) "to eat, drink." Cognate with Old Norse svelgr "whirlpool," literally "devourer, swallower." Sense of "consume, destroy" is attested from mid-14c. Meaning "to accept without question" is from 1590s. Related: Swallowed; swallowing. The noun meaning "an act of swallowing" is recorded from 1822.

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