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Brook vs. Swallow

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Brook

A small stream
The Lake District boasts lovely lakes and babbling brooks
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Swallow

The swallows, martins, and saw-wings, or Hirundinidae, are a family of passerine birds found around the world on all continents, including occasionally in Antarctica. Highly adapted to aerial feeding, they have a distinctive appearance.
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Brook

Tolerate or allow (something, typically dissent or opposition)
Jenny would brook no criticism of Matthew
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Swallow

To cause (food or drink, for example) to pass through the mouth and throat into the stomach.
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Brook

See creek. See Note at run.
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Swallow

To put up with (something unpleasant)
Swallowed the insults and kept on working.
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Brook

To put up with; tolerate
We will brook no further argument.
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Swallow

To refrain from expressing; suppress
Swallow one's feelings.
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Brook

To bear; endure; support; put up with; tolerate.
Brook no refusal
I will not brook any disobedience.
I will brook no impertinence.
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Swallow

To envelop or engulf
A building that was swallowed up by fire.
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Brook

To use; enjoy; have the full employment of.
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Swallow

To consume or use up
Relief money that was swallowed by administrative costs.
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Brook

To earn; deserve.
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Swallow

(Slang) To believe without question
Swallowed the alibi.
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Brook

A body of running water smaller than a river; a small stream.
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Swallow

To take back; retract
Swallow one's words.
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Brook

A water meadow.
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Swallow

To say inarticulately; mumble
The actor swallowed his lines.
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Brook

Low, marshy ground.
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Swallow

To perform the act of swallowing.
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Brook

A natural stream of water smaller than a river or creek.
The Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water.
Empires itself, as doth an inland brookInto the main of waters.
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Swallow

The act of swallowing.
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Brook

To use; to enjoy.
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Swallow

An amount swallowed.
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Brook

To bear; to endure; to put up with; to tolerate; as, young men can not brook restraint.
Shall we, who could not brook one lord,Crouch to the wicked ten?
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Swallow

(Nautical) The channel through which a rope runs in a block or a mooring chock.
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Brook

To deserve; to earn.
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Swallow

Any of various small graceful swift-flying passerine birds of the family Hirundinidae, having long pointed wings, a usually notched or forked tail, and a large mouth for catching flying insects.
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Brook

A natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river);
The creek dried up every summer
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Swallow

Any of various similar birds, such as a swift.
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Brook

Put up with something or somebody unpleasant;
I cannot bear his constant criticism
The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
He learned to tolerate the heat
She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage
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Swallow

(transitive) To cause (food, drink etc.) to pass from the mouth into the stomach; to take into the stomach through the throat.
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Swallow

(transitive) To take (something) in so that it disappears; to consume, absorb.
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Swallow

(intransitive) To take food down into the stomach; to make the muscular contractions of the oesophagus to achieve this, often taken as a sign of nervousness or strong emotion.
My throat was so sore that I was unable to swallow.
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Swallow

(transitive) To accept easily or without questions; to believe, accept.
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Swallow

(intransitive) To engross; to appropriate; usually with up.
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Swallow

(transitive) To retract; to recant.
To swallow one's opinions
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Swallow

(transitive) To put up with; to bear patiently or without retaliation.
To swallow an affront or insult
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Swallow

(archaic) A deep chasm or abyss in the earth.
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Swallow

(archaic) The mouth and throat; that which is used for swallowing; the gullet.
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Swallow

The amount swallowed in one gulp; the act of swallowing.
He took the aspirin with a single swallow of water.
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Swallow

(nautical) The opening in a pulley block between the sheave and shell through which the rope passes.
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Swallow

(Nigeria) Any of various carbohydrate-based dishes that are swallowed without much chewing.
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Swallow

A small, migratory bird of the Hirundinidae family with long, pointed, moon-shaped wings and a forked tail which feeds on the wing by catching insects.
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Swallow

Any one of numerous species of passerine birds of the family Hirundinidæ, especially one of those species in which the tail is deeply forked. They have long, pointed wings, and are noted for the swiftness and gracefulness of their flight.
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Swallow

Any one of numerous species of swifts which resemble the true swallows in form and habits, as the common American chimney swallow, or swift.
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Swallow

The aperture in a block through which the rope reeves.
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Swallow

The act of swallowing.
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Swallow

The gullet, or esophagus; the throat.
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Swallow

Taste; relish; inclination; liking.
I have no swallow for it.
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Swallow

Capacity for swallowing; voracity.
There being nothing too gross for the swallow of political rancor.
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Swallow

As much as is, or can be, swallowed at once; as, a swallow of water.
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Swallow

That which ingulfs; a whirlpool.
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Swallow

To take into the stomach; to receive through the gullet, or esophagus, into the stomach; as, to swallow food or drink.
As if I had swallowed snowballs for pills.
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Swallow

To draw into an abyss or gulf; to ingulf; to absorb - usually followed by up.
The earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses.
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Swallow

To receive or embrace, as opinions or belief, without examination or scruple; to receive implicitly.
Though that story . . . be not so readily swallowed.
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Swallow

To engross; to appropriate; - usually with up.
Homer excels . . . in this, that he swallowed up the honor of those who succeeded him.
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Swallow

To occupy; to take up; to employ.
The necessary provision of the life swallows the greatest part of their time.
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Swallow

To seize and waste; to exhaust; to consume.
Corruption swallowed what the liberal handOf bounty scattered.
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Swallow

To retract; to recant; as, to swallow one's opinions.
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Swallow

To put up with; to bear patiently or without retaliation; as, to swallow an affront or insult.
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Swallow

To perform the act of swallowing; as, his cold is so severe he is unable to swallow.
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Swallow

A small amount of liquid food;
A sup of ale
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Swallow

The act of swallowing;
One swallow of the liquid was enough
He took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips
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Swallow

Small long-winged songbird noted for swift graceful flight and the regularity of its migrations
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Swallow

Pass through the esophagus as part of eating or drinking;
Swallow the raw fish--it won't kill you!
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Swallow

Engulf and destroy;
The Nazis swallowed the Baltic countries
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Swallow

Enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing;
The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter
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Swallow

Utter indistinctly;
She swallowed the last words of her speech
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Swallow

Take back what one has said;
He swallowed his words
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Swallow

Keep from expressing;
I swallowed my anger and kept quiet
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Swallow

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 idiosyncracies
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Swallow

Believe or accept without questioning or challenge;
Am I supposed to swallow that story?
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