Meaning of SWELL in English


n. 25B6; verb

her lip swelled up : EXPAND, bulge, distend, inflate, dilate, bloat, puff up, balloon, fatten, fill out, tumefy; rare intumesce.

the population swelled : GROW, enlarge, increase, expand, rise, escalate, multiply, proliferate, snowball, mushroom.

she swelled with pride : BE FILLED, be bursting, brim, overflow.

the graduate scheme swelled entry numbers : INCREASE, enlarge, augment, boost, top up, step up, multiply.

the music swelled to fill the house : GROW LOUD, grow louder, amplify, intensify, heighten.

shrink, decrease, quieten.

25B6; noun

a brief swell in the volume : INCREASE, rise, escalation, surge, boost.

a heavy swell on the sea : SURGE, wave, undulation, roll.

(informal, dated) he was an elegant swell : DANDY, fop, beau, poseur; informal trendsetter; Brit. informal toff; dated popinjay; archaic coxcomb.

decrease, dip.

25B6; adjective (N. Amer. informal, dated) a swell idea : EXCELLENT, marvellous, wonderful, splendid, magnificent, superb; informal super, great, fantastic.


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