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Verb
To become increasingly bloated or large in size
“Hot air found its way into the balloon, which began to swell and rise out of the basket.”
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To increase, or cause to increase, in amount, degree or value
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“Mr. Borda expected kangaroo numbers would swell again in September or October and predicted the state would not cope with more animals.”
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To be filled with something, or be intensely affected by an emotion
“The thought of managing his own store someday made Glen swell with pride.”
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To become or make louder in volume
“The great city was waking up, and the noise began to swell, like the roar of the sea.”
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To cascade or issue forth from somewhere
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To physically rise and fall rhythmically or spasmodically
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To cause inflammation to (one's skin)
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To bend or turn in a curved direction or motion
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To become excitedly upset or angry
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To break out in blisters
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To congratulate (oneself) proudly
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To feel or show triumphant elation or jubilation
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To make or become thick or thicker
Noun
A gradual increase in physical size
“The query is, does this arise from the immediate stroke of the heart, or is it by the lateral pressure, occasioned by the swell of the arteries?”
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A gradual increase in amount, intensity, or degree
“The country anticipates a huge swell of senior citizens in the coming years.”
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A slow, regular movement of the sea in rolling waves that do not break
“You smell the salt air of the ocean, feel the swell of the waves under your boat, and the slipperiness of a freshly caught fish.”
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Something that protrudes or sticks out
“My poor dog has a big swell on his leg, and the doctors are undecided on what exactly is causing the swelling.”
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A vain man that is greatly concerned about his appearance
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An increase in quantity, size, or degree
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A very large and destructive wave caused by a tremendous disturbance in the ocean
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A (typically sudden) spurt or build-up of something in great quantities
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An undulation in the sea or ocean
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The breaking of waves on a shore
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A small hill or mound
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A throbbing or palpitating movement or rhythm
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A sudden surge or uprising, akin to a stormy squall or swelling force
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One of the aristocracy, nobility, or people of rank in a community
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A place or point where something deviates from a straight path
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Adjective
Very good or high in quality
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“I spent the weekend with Gene and Kindy in their swell new apartment.”
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Fashionable, trendy, or in style
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“It's a swell jacket for a fine fella.”
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(of a man) Neat and trim in dress and appearance
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Pleasing to the mind or senses
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Of a satisfactory or acceptable quality
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Having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner
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Adjective
Of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
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Interjection
An elliptical exclamation of satisfaction or commendation
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