Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
swell, crestless wavenoun
the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
a crescendo followed by a decrescendo
dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorseadjective
a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
bang-up, bully, corking, cracking, dandy, great, groovy, keen, neat, nifty, not bad(p), peachy, slap-up, swell, smashingverb
"he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing"
increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
"The music swelled to a crescendo"
swell, puff upverb
become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
"The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"
swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesceverb
"The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
well up, swellverb
come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)
"Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it"
come up, as of a liquid
"Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up"
cause to become swollen
"The water swells the wood"
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be turgid or bombastic
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How to use swell in a sentence?
I miss going outside in the sun. Now the sun makes my eye swell, and I always feel like something is in front of my eye.
One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire help to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.
The (measures) won't roll, tax evasion will swell.
One kernel is felt in a hogshead; one drop of water helps to swell the ocean; a spark of fire helps to give light to the world. None are too small, too feeble, too poor to be of service. Think of this and act.
If men were equally at risk from this condition -- if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains -- then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies.
Translations for swell
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- rebotir, inflar-se, unflar-se, excel·lentCatalan, Valencian
- opuchnout, otéct, zduřet, napuchnout, naběhnout, otéciCzech
- svulme, erigere, dønningDanish
- Schwell, schwellen, Dünung, klasseGerman
- ρεστία, αποθαλασσίαGreek
- hincharse, mar de fondo, inflarse, excelenteSpanish
- maininki, turvota, paisua, turvottaa, erinomainen, mahtavaFinnish
- svølla upp, túsna upp, bólgna, svølpast, hovna, trútna, gerast hovin og trútin, týsna uppFaroese
- houle, enfler, gonfler, sensass, chouetteFrench
- sèidScottish Gaelic
- inflarse, incharseGalician
- dagad, duzzadHungarian
- ուռչել, ուռելArmenian
- mare di fondo, mareggiare, ingrossarsi, far gonfiare, rigonfiamento, flutti, onda lunga, gonfiarsiItalian
- 膨れる, 隆起する, 腫れる, うねり, 起伏, 素晴らしいJapanese
- 부풀다, 붓다, 팽창하다, 부어오르다Korean
- tumor, intumēscō, tumeō, adaestuōLatin
- tūkt, bangasLatvian
- huene, āmai, tōuwha, amotai, whakaahu, tārawa, tai whakarākau, huaroaMāori
- svulme, svelleNorwegian
- opzwellen, aanzwellen, deining, zwellen, mieters, geweldigDutch
- svelle, svulmeNorwegian Nynorsk
- falowanie, puchnąć, powiększać, pęczniećPolish
- inchar, swell, excelente, ótimoPortuguese
- val, valuri, se umfla, minunat, super, senzaționalRomanian
- раздува́ться, набуха́ть, увели́чиваться, отличный, превосходный, зыбьRussian
- dyning, svälla, svallSwedish
- kivimbe, vimba, furaSwahili
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