Meaning of DWELL in English

DWELL

/ dwel; NAmE / verb

( dwelt , dwelt ) or ( dwelled , dwelled ) [ v + adv. / prep. ] ( formal or literary ) to live somewhere :

For ten years she dwelled among the nomads of North America.

PHRASAL VERBS

- dwell on / upon sth

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WORD ORIGIN

Old English dwellan lead astray, hinder, delay (in Middle English tarry, remain in a place ), of Germanic origin; related to Middle Dutch dwellen stun, perplex and Old Norse dvelja delay, tarry, stay.

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