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But when I see these sorts of lies in Iranian media, my eyes swell up with tears and I start shaking.

Internal organs like the spleen swell up and become as hard as sausages.

These sorts of grassroots efforts can swell up, Jobrani said.

She was so full that we were afraid to give her the usual ration of swill for fear she would swell up and burst.

This will cause its peripheral portion to swell up and increase in calibre.

They come down on you like a cartload of bricks, flatten you out, and when you don't swell up again they complain of it.

Am I going to swell up any more, Thad; and will you just have to put hoops on me to keep me from bursting?

The tonsils swell up and the follicles exude a thick fluid which looks like curdled cream.


On this page you'll find 46 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to swell up, such as: augment, bloat, boost, enlarge, escalate, and exaggerate.

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