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Past tense for to make greater in size, amount, or number
“The lentils will swell with cooking so maybe add some more water if its looking a little dry.”
Past tense for become or make greater in intensity, number, amount, or volume
“These bring an influx of travelling cod in to swell the ranks of any resident cod, plus the big fast tides will displace more food for the cod to eat and stir up some coloured water which cod feed best in.”
Past tense for be intensely affected or filled with a particular emotion
“The old man seemed to swell with wrath and outrage.”
“The graduate entry scheme has swelled the numbers entering the profession.”
“He passed a pub, the sound of loud music swelling from inside.”
To have made a quantity bigger
Extended beyond normal or realistic bounds
To have expressed in greater detail
Of great size or scale
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