What is the opposite of swallow?

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Opposite of to ingest or consume food
“Before six months of age, chicks continue to stay around the nest as their parents bring back food and regurgitate it for them.”
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Opposite of to drink or imbibe in a liquid
“The commander's hysterical laugh causes Murray to spit the green substance, some of which catches the captain's mask.”
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Opposite of to believe as valid or correct
“If the phenomenon seems incredible, he may be prepared to have some observers question the validity of his claim.”
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Opposite of to restrain or repress, especially one's feelings, opinions or emotions
“He could ill afford to openly express his joy at Hedda's escape, as this surely would be looked upon by Gerhard as an act of treason.”
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Opposite of to tolerate or put up with something undesirable
“Conflict at certain town meetings prompted the general assembly to ban unruly behavior and uncivil speech at meetings.”
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Opposite of to take back something that one has said or stated
“It is just not true, as his critics assert, that he always took the easy way out.”
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Opposite of to refrain from openly expressing or displaying
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Opposite of to consume food, especially hungrily or in a gluttonous manner
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Opposite of to drink very quickly, swallowing large quantities of liquid at a time
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To consume a liquid
“I started to drink some refreshing water and immediately felt hydrated.”
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Opposite of to eat or consume as food
“I avoid food for hours each day as part of my intermittent fast.”
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Opposite of to trust or accept as true or credible
“You are an incorrigible cynic who will doubt anything you hear.”
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Opposite of to tolerate or endure something
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Opposite of to struggle against one's emotions
“She tried spiritedly to not succumb to the temptations of chocolate chip cookies.”
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Opposite of to keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner
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(of a proposition) Opposite of to believe as valid or correct
“Christine would disbelieve Brett's explanation that he liked beer, but never misbehaved because of it.”
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Opposite of to slow the growth or progress of, or to keep under control
“Time is of the essence, and a board meeting was held yesterday in an attempt to expedite the process.”
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Opposite of be deceived by
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Opposite of to bear hardship
“Anyone who is attentive in the management of their household, and understands thoroughly how to avoid the inconveniences of poverty, is wise in the eyes of the world.”
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Opposite of to draw into the mouth by contracting the muscles of the lips and mouth to make a partial vacuum
“The friend was awkward because he did not know how to blow the smoke out of his mouth.”
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(of something unpleasant) Opposite of to tolerate or submit to
“He would still be in denial of the fact that he would not get the promotion he desired.”
Noun
Opposite of a single act of imbibing in a liquid, or the single portion that is imbibed
“The most ideal angle of tilt for the efficient chugging of beer is 45 degrees.”
Noun
Opposite of a small portion of a serving of a food, especially that is swallowed at one time
“The children played with cousins their age while the grownups stuffed themselves on a banquet of food and drink.”
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Opposite of a large mouthful of liquid hastily drunk
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Opposite of a small portion of food or drink taken as a sample
Noun
Opposite of a single act of imbibing in a liquid, or the single portion that is imbibed
Noun
Opposite of a deep draught of a drink
“The spitting by the elderly gentleman would make me lose my appetite.”
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