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Sallow

Of a sickly yellowish hue or complexion.
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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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Sallow

To make sallow.
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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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Sallow

Any of several low-growing or shrubby European willows, especially Salix caprea or S. cinerea, having large catkins that appear early in the spring and formerly used as a source of charcoal and tannin.
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Swallow

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

(of skin) Yellowish.
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Swallow

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

Of a sickly pale colour.
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Swallow

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

(Ireland) Of a tan colour, associated with people from southern Europe or East Asia.
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Swallow

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

(of a person) Having skin (especially on the face) of a sickly pale colour.
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Swallow

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

(of objects or dim light) Having a similar pale, yellowish colour.
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Swallow

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

Foul; murky; sickly.
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Swallow

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

(intransitive) To become sallow.
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Swallow

To perform the act of swallowing.
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Sallow

(transitive) To cause (someone or something) to become sallow.
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Swallow

The act of swallowing.
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Sallow

A European willow, Salix caprea, that has broad leaves, large catkins and tough wood.
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Swallow

An amount swallowed.
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Sallow

A willow twig or branch.
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Swallow

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

The willow; willow twigs.
And bend the pliant sallow to a shield.
The sallow knows the basketmaker's thumb.
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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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Sallow

A name given to certain species of willow, especially those which do not have flexible shoots, as Salix caprea, S. cinerea, etc.
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Swallow

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

Having a yellowish color; of a pale, sickly color, tinged with yellow; as, a sallow skin.
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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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Sallow

To tinge with sallowness.
July breathes hot, sallows the crispy fields.
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Swallow

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

Any of several Old World shrubby broad-leaved willows having large catkins; some are important sources for tanbark and charcoal
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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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Sallow

Cause to become sallow;
The illness has sallowed her face
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Swallow

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

Unhealthy looking
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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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