Meaning of DWELL in English


dwell /dwel/ BrE AmE verb ( past tense and past participle dwelt /dwelt/ or dwelled ) [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]

[ Language: Old English ; Origin: dwellan ]

literary to live in a particular place:

They dwelt in the forest.

dwell on/upon something phrasal verb

to think or talk for too long about something, especially something unpleasant:

That is not a subject I want to dwell on.

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