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Overview of verb swell

The verb swell has 6 senses? (first 5 from tagged texts)
1. (5) swell

(increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo")

2. (4) swell, puff up

(become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son")

3. (4) swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce

(expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling")

4. (1) well up, swell

(come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things); "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it")

5. (1) well, swell

(come up, as of a liquid; "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up")

6. swell

(cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood")

Overview of adj swelled

The adj swelled has 1 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) big, swelled, vainglorious

(feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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