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Definitions of swell:
  • noun:   a crescendo followed by a decrescendo
  • noun:   the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
  • noun:   a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
  • noun:   a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
  • verb:   expand abnormally
    Example: "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
  • verb:   cause to become swollen
    Example: "The water swells the wood"
  • verb:   become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
    Example: "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"
  • verb:   increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
    Example: "The music swelled to a crescendo"
  • verb:   as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things
    Example: "Smoke swelled from it"
  • verb:   come up
  • adjective:   very good
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #67353)

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