All Noun Verb
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  • 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
  • The swells usually break to the left but sometimes break to the right.
  • Often, the eye area swells so much that the eyes become difficult or impossible to close fully.
  • Many streets are closed and traffic swells on this day each year.
  • The large ocean swells presented a major problem, making it very difficult to see people in the water.
  • It is difficult to access because of heavy swells, even during calm weather.
  • Thus, the entire food web swells as more resources are added to the base.
  • The men, too, were swells, or important in some way or other. Cited from Winnie Childs, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • I went just out of curiosity to see how the swells et. Cited from Winnie Childs, by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Sometimes the river swells almost to the top of its banks, and then the effect must be terrible. Cited from The Land of the Black Mountain, by Reginald Wyon and Gerald Prance
  • In this situation rates are usually at their highest as the population swells.
  • He always swells himself out when he sees he is going to be saddled. Cited from The Wrong Woman, by Charles D. Stewart
  • Large swells produced by the storm washed away several homes along coastal areas.
  • They had the cheek after what happened -- that's swells for you again! Cited from Some Everyday Folk and Dawn, by Miles Franklin
  • I held her nose well out into the channel where the current ran with swells, though no wind blew. Cited from The River and I, by John G. Neihardt
  • As he stood up along Squitty he could hear the swells break along the shore. Cited from Poor Man's Rock, by Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • Large swells affected the island for roughly a week as the storm developed and moved away from the region.
  • He looked back to watch the lonely figure as it rode away over the swells. Cited from The Emigrant Trail, by Geraldine Bonner
  • The population swells with a large number of visitors in the summer.
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Root form of swells is swell for both verb and noun.

Words starting with swells

Meaning of swells

  • 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