Definition of 'swell'
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Not to mention the huge swell in people kitted out and taking the sport seriously. The Sun (2012)He was bruised and it swelled up. The Sun (2013)The rope moves gently in the swell. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Punishment cannot hold back the swelling tides of the social chaos that cause this delinquency. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Would that the wave might subside smoothly into the gentle swell of history. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You have to be sensitive to light airs there and swelling seas. Times, Sunday Times (2008)There is a ground swell of anger and people now feel that their voice is being heard. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You always feel a little bit swollen but that comes with the territory. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The flesh around his eyes was swollen now. A Plague of Angels (1993)My foot swelled to the size of a melon. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These results will swell women with pride. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Her ankle was really swollen and it went b lack because of the bruising. The Sun (2009)The next day the wounds turned septic and her body swelled up. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Now his head is swollen and turned purple and yellow. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Dark waves swell and roll all around us. Christianity Today (2000)The next day my foot was swollen and bruised. The Sun (2012)By this time my neck was quite swollen. The Sun (2014)It also causes my liver to grow and swell. The Sun (2010)Yet our swelling population means schools and hospitals can no longer cope. The Sun (2008)The theory is that low pressure systems could cause joints to swell. The Sun (2011)This would further swell its cash balances. Times, Sunday Times (2011)One ankle was swollen and bruised. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The feet of paralysed people are frequently swollen, but this was particularly bad. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It took about two months for the swelling to go down and when I had my first night out it was brilliant. The Sun (2012)Her voice escaped in a swell of emotion, not so much swooping above the piano as curling around it like thick, soulful smoke. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'swell'
British English: swell VERB
If the amount or size of something swells or if something swells it, it becomes larger than it was before.
The human population swelled, at least temporarily, as migrants moved south.
Definition of swell from the Collins English Dictionary
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