【鳥類】燕子。 One swallow does not make a summer. 一只燕子不成夏天，不可光憑偶然現象就下斷語。 swallow dive 燕式跳水。 swallow coat 燕尾服。 swallow's nest 燕子的窩；燕窩；高處的東西；高地炮兵陣地，高地射擊隊[便衣隊]。vt.
1.吞，咽 (down up in)。
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- Chew your food well before you swallow it .
- Swallows fly about , carefree and at liberty .
- An angry billow almost swallowed that ship .
- She swallowed her anger and carried on .
- Lennie stopped chewing and swallowed .
- the act of swallowing; "one swallow of the liquid was enough"; "he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips"
- small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
- a small amount of liquid food; "a sup of ale"
- believe or accept without questioning or challenge; "Am I supposed to swallow that story?"
- tolerate or accommodate oneself to; "I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions"; "I swallowed the insult"; "She has learned to live with her husband''s little idiosyncrasies"
同義詞：accept, live with
- keep from expressing; "I swallowed my anger and kept quiet"
- take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"
同義詞：take back, unsay, withdraw
- utter indistinctly; "She swallowed the last words of her speech"
- engulf and destroy; "The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries"
- pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking; "Swallow the raw fish--it won''t kill you!"
- enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing; "The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter"
同義詞：immerse, swallow up, bury, eat up
The swallows and martins are a group of passerine birds in the family Hirundinidae which are characterised by their adaptation to aerial feeding. Swallow is used colloquially in Europe as a synonym for the Barn Swallow.