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  Words related to swell

Related / Similar Words: crestless wave, dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, fashion plate, clotheshorse, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce, well, puff up, well up, bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, smashing

 

Definition:
  • a crescendo followed by a decrescendo;
  • the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea;
  • a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor);
  • a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance;
  • expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling";
  • cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood";
  • increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo";
  • come up; "Tears well in her eyes";
  • become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son";
  • as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things; "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it";
  • very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing";

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    Hyponyms: ground swell, heavy swell, coxcomb, cockscomb, macaroni, Brummell, George Bryan Brummell, Beau Brummell, distend, belly, belly out, puff, puff up, blow up, puff out, bloat, blister, vesicate, bulge, bulk, tumefy

     

    Derivational Morphology: dandify, tumefaction, intumescence, intumescency, swelling, puffiness, lump

     

    Anagrams: Wells, slews

     

    Language Translations:
    Catalan: inflar-se   Dutch: zwellen  
    Finnish: turvota   French: gonfler  
    German: schwellen   Indonesian: bengkak  
    Italian: gonfiare   Japanese: 膨れる  
    Portuguese: inchar   Slovak: opuchnúť  
    Spanish: hincharse   Swahili: fura  
    Swedish: svälla  
     
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