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swell

swell

 
pronunciation:
swel
parts of speech:
verb, noun, adjective
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part of speech: verb
inflections: swelled, swelling, swells, swollen
definition 1: to make larger by growth or pressure; expand.
The crowd swelled as the night went on.The balloon swelled.
synonyms:
expand, grow, increase
antonyms:
contract, shrink, shrivel
similar words:
balloon, billow, bloat, blow up, enlarge, inflate, puff, rise, wax
definition 2: to become greater in amount, force, or loudness.
The sound swelled louder and louder.
synonyms:
increase, rise
antonyms:
decrease, taper, wane
similar words:
augment, balloon, build, enlarge, expand, grow, mount, wax
definition 3: to grow within and rise out; spring or well up.
Water swells from a fountain in the park.Feelings of love swelled inside him.
synonyms:
rise, well up
similar words:
balloon, billow, burst, grow
definition 4: to cause to be greater or larger in amount, force, or loudness.
The constant rain swelled the river.
synonyms:
augment, enlarge, increase, intensify
antonyms:
decrease
similar words:
raise
definition 5: to cause to curve out or bulge.
The bee sting has swelled part of the child's arm.There is no wind to swell the sails.
similar words:
bulge
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of swelling or a swollen state.
The storm caused a swell of water to flood the cellar.
synonyms:
inflation, swelling
definition 2: a long wave or series of waves.
The ship was lifted by the swell.
synonyms:
wave
similar words:
billow, roll
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: fine; excellent; nice.
He is a swell friend.What a swell day!
synonyms:
cool, dandy, great, super
antonyms:
bad, lousy
similar words:
excellent, fine, nice
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  • swelling:
    an area of the body that is swollen.
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