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To become increasingly bloated or large in size
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“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 move, or cause to move, in a wavelike motion
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To thicken, especially by boiling, evaporation, or condensation
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To exist in abundance
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To be in great abundance
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Pride
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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 have or cause to have blisters
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To (excessively) boast about one's accomplishments, qualities, or possessions
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Become upset, excited
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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
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“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 man unduly concerned with looking stylish and fashionable
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The breaking of waves on a shore
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A mound of earth and stones raised over a grave or graves
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Heavy sea
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A small hill or mound
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One of the aristocracy, nobility, or people of rank in a community
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Waves that break on an ocean shoreline
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A (typically sudden) spurt or build-up of something in great quantities
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The regular throbbing of the heart, an artery etc.
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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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Elegant or stylishly luxurious
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Of an acceptable or satisfactory standard
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Having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner
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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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