swell

All Noun Verb Adjective
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  • This number would swell to much larger numbers as the night would go on.
  • A post office was opened the following year as the local population began to swell.
  • Some say they stand so long that their legs swell until they can hardly walk.
  • His little heart swelled within him; the tears were very near his eyes. Cited from Vera Nevill, by Mrs. H. Lovett Cameron
  • The towns population swells to several times its size around this time of year.
  • He maintained his speed and in another hour they were lost behind the swells. Cited from The Texan Star, by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • I still fell off, however, enough not to get a swelled head on the subject. Cited from A Dweller in Mesopotamia, by Donald Maxwell
  • Our hearts swelled as we heard the heavy door close behind us. Cited from In the Field (1914-1915), by Marcel Dupont
  • There was a strong heavy on-shore swell with a strong east by north wind.
  • The swells usually break to the left but sometimes break to the right.
  • The body swelled up so that it lost all human form. Cited from Lucretia Borgia, by Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • As they develop, they swell to twice their original size or more.
  • It needs a good swell to break, and days above head high are rare.
  • He swelled himself out until every hair stood on end and he looked twice as big as he did before. Cited from Mother West Wind's Children, by Thornton W. Burgess
  • The population consists of a few hundred year-round residents, swelling to several thousand during the summer.
  • Often, the eye area swells so much that the eyes become difficult or impossible to close fully.
  • However, if it is threatened, it will swell up to double its regular size.
  • Group numbers swell during the non-breeding season, but smaller groups exist year round.
  • Her heart swelled with pride that it was to her he came in his trouble. Cited from The Man of the Desert, by Grace Livingston Hill
  • Chicago's black population swelled as more families moved north for better education, work and living conditions.
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Meaning of swell

  • noun The undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
  • noun A rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
  • noun A crescendo followed by a decrescendo
  • verb Increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
    The music swelled to a crescendo
  • verb Become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
    The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son
  • verb Expand abnormally
    The bellies of the starving children are swelling
  • verb Cause to become swollen
    The water swells the wood