(=act of swallowing) déglutition f , fait m d'avaler
[+food, drink, pill] avaler
(=believe) avaler, gober
→ I trusted her so much that I would have swallowed any story she told me.
[+anger, doubts] ravaler
→ He swallowed the anger he felt
→ She took a bite of the apple, chewed and swallowed.
(with nerves, fear)
avaler sa salive → Nancy swallowed hard and shook her head.
(=cause to disappear)
[+company, money, resources] engloutir
→ He did not want his firm to be swallowed up by a multinational giant.
She was quickly swallowed up in the crowd. Elle fut rapidement engloutie par la foule., Elle fut rapidement happée par la foule.