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swallow something

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swallow something

verb

To accept or endure reluctantly; stomach: What I can't swallow is that he was then promoted (1591+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • I paused to swallow something that hindered a clear utterance.

    Bardelys the Magnificent Rafael Sabatini
  • He looks at me as if he wanted to swallow something that stuck in his throat. '

    Lord Jim Joseph Conrad
  • Then he straightened himself, and seemed to swallow something with an effort.

    Adam Johnstone's Son

    F. Marion Crawford
  • Then he drove his whip into its socket, and seemed to swallow something.

    The Longest Journey E. M. Forster
  • I'll wake her again if you think she ought to swallow something hot.

    The Flaming Jewel Robert W. Chambers
  • “Yes, I did,” said Distin, after making an effort as if to swallow something.

    The Weathercock George Manville Fenn
  • He was trying to swallow something, and the thing had stuck on the way.

    Wild Life Near Home Dallas Lore Sharp
  • She had to swallow something that felt like a big lump in her throat.

  • Dear, dear, dear; but you must make an effort to swallow something, sir.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3)

    Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • You swallow something, no matter what, and you are satisfied.

    Don Orsino F. Marion Crawford

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