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KK Pronunciation

〔 swєl 〕


〔 swel 〕

Overview of noun swell

The noun swell has 4 senses

Overview of verb swell

The verb swell has 6 senses

  • swell -- (increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo")

  • swell, puff up -- (become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son")

  • swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce -- (expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling")

  • well up, swell -- (come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things); "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it")

  • well, swell -- (come up, as of a liquid; "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up")

  • swell -- (cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood")

Overview of adj swell

The adj swell has 1 sense