swell[ swel ]SEE DEFINITION OF swell
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWELL
Far away through the forest might be heard its musical clangor and swell.
Now, the stool-pigeon in this trick is a swell English crook.
Leave room for it to swell, but secure it firmly, so that no water can get in.
Pour in the pudding, and tie it tightly, leaving room for it to swell.
His ear, moreover, was very sore and began to swell rapidly.
The two rose in a moment, and were borne by the swell toward the boat.
Then her stomach began to swell and she suffered, oh, so dreadfully!
"The only thing that's swell about him is his head," said Pee-wee in his loudest voice.
As she went away he stared after her and seemed to swell with some bursting emotion.
On one side of it was a picture of a tall gent in a swell frock suit.
Old English swellan "grow or make bigger" (past tense sweall, past participle swollen), from Proto-Germanic *swelnanan (cf. Old Saxon swellan, Old Norse svella, Old Frisian swella, Middle Dutch swellen, Dutch zwellen, Old High German swellan, German schwellen), of unknown origin.
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