Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWELLED

Miss Wardwell swelled with importance and let her superior ask her twice.

The pool that we saw that night has swelled into a lake,—English blood and American,—no!

Some called him Tom Sawyer the Traveler, and that just swelled him up fit to bust.

The sixteen States over which Washington presided had swelled to eighteen.

And it swelled into such a laugh that I saw the police feel for their clubs.

As we crawled back the noise increased, and it swelled to a roar as we entered.

The breeze had swelled to a steady blast when the rock crashed down.

She was in agony for three days with her stomach all swelled up.

If the limbs be swelled, or joints stiff, it will be proper to foment them with warm vinegar, or bathe them in lukewarm water.

Say, Ros, you'll think my head is swelled pretty bad, won't you!

WORD ORIGIN

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.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.