swell

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  • Large swell waves can also be present, especially in bad weather conditions.
  • Then he tried again, and swelled himself out still more. Cited from The Beginner's American History, by D. H. Montgomery
  • Smith said the being caused his tongue to swell in his mouth so that he could not speak.
  • You must have been crying ever so long; your eyes are quite swelled. Cited from Glyn Severn's Schooldays, by George Manville Fenn
  • Once injured, the subject will feel both the swelling and associated pain in the hand.
  • One side of the face, hand, or arm may swell up.
  • The swelling is worst at around four to six days after the injury.
  • These met the party as it was returning, and swelled their number. Cited from The Kentucky Ranger, by Edward T. Curnick
  • Many streets are closed and traffic swells on this day each year.
  • Towns and cities began to swell with a new urban working class.
  • So I've been working in places where the swellest women come. Cited from Children of the Whirlwind, by Leroy Scott
  • In our great race thou art the only individual that swellest with all the sciences. Cited from The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 4
  • But he was all swelled, and blue in the face, and was dead. Cited from Mitch Miller, by Edgar Lee Masters
  • The large ocean swells presented a major problem, making it very difficult to see people in the water.
  • He's a very ordinary fellow, with a rich father and a swelled head. Cited from Frank Merriwell's Reward, by Burt L. Standish
  • Within three months, membership in the association swelled to nearly ten thousand.
  • Due to the heavy swell, one of the horses fell over.
  • It is true, as a nation, they have something of a swelled head. Cited from On the Fringe of the Great Fight, by George G. Nasmith
  • In fact, the amount of swelling was such that it would raise any structure built upon it.
  • We then have a significant wave height for the wind-sea or for a particular swell.
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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