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Definitions of swell:

part of speech: present participle


part of speech: verb intransitive

To expand; increase in size, volume, or force; be in flated; be puffed up; as, to swell with importance.

part of speech: verb transitive

To cause to rise or increase; inflate; puff up; make to grow louder and fuller; as, their voices swelled the chorus.

part of speech: past participle

Swelled, swollen.

part of speech: verb intransitive

To grow larger: to expand: to rise into waves: to heave: to be inflated: to bulge out: to grow louder: to be bombastic, to strut: to become elated, arrogant, or angry: to grow upon the view: to grow louder, as a note.

part of speech: noun

Act of swelling: increase in size or sound: a gradual rise of ground: a wave: the waves or tides of the sea, esp. after a storm: a strutting foppish fellow, a dandy.

part of speech: past tense


part of speech: noun

Act or state of swelling; increase in volume, force, value; gradual increase and decrease of sound; a long continuous wave or billow; gradual elevation of land; colloquially, a fashionable person.

part of speech: verb transitive

To increase the size of: to aggravate: to increase the sound of: to raise to arrogance:- pa. p. swelled or swollen.

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