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swallow

slang To believe or accept (something) without question or doubt. No, I'm not worried. The boss totally trusts me, and he'll swallow any old story I cook up. I can't believe that cop swallowed our alibi!
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swallow

1. n. a puff of cigarette smoke. He took just one swallow and started coughing.
2. tv. to believe or accept something. (see also eat something up.) Nobody’s gonna swallow that nonsense.
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References in classic literature ?
"It is not to Egypt that I am going," said the Swallow. "I am going to the House of Death.
We must throw it away." So they threw it on a dust-heap where the dead Swallow was also lying.
"It is a ridiculous attachment," twittered the other Swallows; "she has no money, and far too many relations"; and indeed the river was quite full of Reeds.
The sensor detected two deflections of generally opposing polarity during each swallow. The first deflection of the laryngeal sensor signals represents the upward movement of larynx, whereas the second deflection represents the downward movement.
The cave swallow (Petrochelidon fulva) has shown a recent and dramatic range expansion in the United States, particularly in the state of Texas.
THE BARN SWALLOW (Hirundo rustica) is one of the most widely recognized species of bird in the world.
The Remarkable Life and Career of Ellen Swallow Richards
HOLMFIRTH racer Bill Swallow has enjoyed some success - and the odd setback in the Isle of Man.
EFFORTS to find a new tenant for Stockton's landmark Swallow Hotel have stalled.
Crucial for automated stimulation for therapeutic purposes or for a neuroprosthetic device is a measurement system able to detect and classify swallows. Swallow detection systems are used to identify swallows within a data set.
The NBSS had 74% of sensitivity (34 of 46) with the nursing and the speech pathologist in agreement with the patients passing the swallow screen.
With the adoption of Modified Barium Swallow Study or Video-fluoroscopy as a diagnostic tool, feeding and swallowing assessment and treatment has predominantly become associated with speech and language pathology.
They should avoid taking several pills at once, avoid extra-large pills or capsules, and swallow supplements with plenty of water or other fluid," Lindsay Haake, a spokesperson for FDA, (https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-swallowing-pills/seniors-at-greater-risk-of-choking-on-dietary-supplements-idUSKCN1V91XE) told Reuters.
19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Large pills and dietary supplements can be tough for anyone to swallow, but new research finds they may pose a potentially dire risk to seniors.