Getting money or property illegally, esp by pilfering government property or by taking illegal payoffs or tips: a lack of hard evidence that ''swagging'' or tipping had actually taken place
[1846+; apparently revived in the 1960s]
I paused to swallow something that hindered a clear utterance.
She had to swallow something that felt like a big lump in her throat.
It is highly important that women should swallow something good and hot about five o'clock.
Dear, dear, dear; but you must make an effort to swallow something, sir.
“Yes, I did,” said Distin, after making an effort as if to swallow something.
Mr. Murray appeared to swallow something, probably a wish, with difficulty.
You swallow something, no matter what, and you are satisfied.
He would say to them: "Well, if you don't like my Bill, you'll have to swallow something much worse from the Radicals next year."
He was trying to swallow something, and the thing had stuck on the way.
I hardly need to eat, but our camp cook actually forces me to swallow something.