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What is another word for billow?

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A large undulating mass of something, typically cloud, smoke, or steam
“I watched the island shape itself as a dark mass hardening from a billow of pink sea-level clouds.”
(archaic) A large sea wave
“The boat swept round with its bow to the east just in time to meet a billow, which, towering high above its fellows, burst completely over the rocks.”
An upward or forward movement of something
“Mephisto took a long draw from his pipe, inhaling the fumes from the burning leaves, and released a large billow of smoke.”
A sudden gust of wind
To surge or roll in billows
“After hours of watching the black smoke billow over the top of the mountain, we stood horrified as the flames made their appearance.”
To protrude or extend outwardly
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“The blast of cold air that rushed in the scenery doors would cause the curtain to billow out from the stage.”
To sway to and fro
“Sometimes the wind would blow and the flags would billow and flutter pleasingly.”
To move around or sideways unsteadily
To increase in quantity, size, or degree
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