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swell

  

      vb   , swells, swelling, swelled, swollen, swelled  
1    to grow or cause to grow in size, esp. as a result of internal pressure  
   Compare       contract       1, 3  
2    to expand or cause to expand at a particular point or above the surrounding level; protrude  
3    to grow or cause to grow in size, amount, intensity, or degree  
the party is swelling with new recruits     
4    to puff or be puffed up with pride or another emotion  
5    intr   (of seas or lakes) to rise in waves  
6    intr   to well up or overflow  
7    tr   to make (a musical phrase) increase gradually in volume and then diminish  
      n  
8   
a    the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea  
b    a succession of waves or a single large wave  
9    a swelling or being swollen; expansion  
10    an increase in quantity or degree; inflation  
11    a bulge; protuberance  
12    a gentle hill  
13    Informal   a person very fashionably dressed  
14    Informal   a man of high social or political standing  
15      (Music)   a crescendo followed by an immediate diminuendo  
16      (Also called)    swell organ     (Music)  
a    a set of pipes on an organ housed in a box (swell box) fitted with a shutter operated by a pedal, which can be opened or closed to control the volume  
b    the manual on an organ controlling this  
   Compare       choir       4       great       21  
      adj  
17    Informal   stylish or grand  
18    Slang   excellent; first-class  
     (Old English swellan; related to Old Norse svella, Old Frisian swella, German schwellen)  


international sea and swell scale  
      n      another name for the       Douglas scale  
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swell

  

      vb  
1    balloon, become bloated or distended, become larger, be inflated, belly, billow, bloat, bulge, dilate, distend, enlarge, expand, extend, fatten, grow, increase, protrude, puff up, rise, round out, tumefy, well up  
2    add to, aggravate, augment, enhance, heighten, intensify, mount, surge  
      n  
3    billow, rise, surge, undulation, wave  
4      (informal)   beau, blade     (archaic)   cockscomb     (informal)   dandy, fashion plate, fop, nob     (slang)   toff     (Brit. slang)  
      adj  
5      (informal)   de luxe, exclusive, fashionable, grand, plush or plushy     (informal)   posh     (informal, chiefly Brit.)   ritzy     (slang)   smart, stylish  
  
Antonyms     
,       vb   become smaller, contract, decrease, deflate, diminish, ebb, fall, go down, lessen, reduce, shrink, wane  
      adj   common, grotty     (slang)   ordinary, plebeian, poor, run down, seedy, shabby, sordid, tatty, unimpressive, vulgar  

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