First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as ᄉᆞᆷᄭᅵ다 (Yale: somskita).



삼키다 ‎(samkida) ‎(infinitive 삼켜 or 삼키어, sequential 삼키니)

  1. To swallow. (to cause to pass from the mouth into the stomach)
    아이가 무엇을 삼켰는지 자꾸 토한다.
    Aiga mueoseul samkyeonneunji jakku tohanda.
    The kid keeps gagging, like he swallowed something.
  2. To suppress or stifle an expression of emotion.
    막 쏟아지려는 눈물을 못내 삼키며 집을 뛰쳐나갔다.
    Mak ssodajiryeoneun nunmureul monnae samkimyeo jibeul ttwichyeonagatda.
    I ran out of the house, holding back the tears that were ready to flow.
  3. To secretly make something one's own; to steal.
    남의 돈을 슬쩍 삼키고는 오리발을 내밀었다.
    Namui doneul seuljjeok samkigoneun oribareul naemireotda.
    He secretly took someone else's money and played innocent.


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