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    swell - Dictionary definition and meaning for word swell

    Definition
    (noun) the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    Synonyms : crestless wave
    Definition
    (noun) a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor) Definition
    (noun) a crescendo followed by a decrescendo Definition
    (noun) a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance Definition
    (verb) increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
    Example Sentence
    • The music swelled to a crescendo
    Definition
    (verb) become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
    Synonyms : puff up
    Example Sentence
    • The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son
    Definition
    (verb) expand abnormally
    Synonyms : intumesce , swell up , tumefy , tumesce
    Example Sentence
    • The bellies of the starving children are swelling
    Definition
    (verb) come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)
    Synonyms : well up
    Example Sentence
    • Strong emotions welled up
    • Smoke swelled from it
    Definition
    (verb) come up, as of a liquid
    Synonyms : well
    Example Sentence
    • Tears well in her eyes
    • the currents well up
    Definition
    (verb) cause to become swollen
    Example Sentence
    • The water swells the wood
    Definition
    (adj) very good
    Example Sentence
    • he did a bully job
    • a neat sports car
    • had a great time at the party
    • you look simply smashing
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for swell

SWELLing on the surface of ocean incessantly

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