Dictionary Results for swelled


1. swell - verb

· increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"

Hypernym(s): increase




2. swell - verb

· become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son"

Synonym(s): puff_up

Hypernym(s): act, behave, do




3. swell - verb

· expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"

Synonym(s): swell_up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce

Hypernym(s): expand




4. swell - verb

· come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things); "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it"

Synonym(s): well_up

Hypernym(s): originate, arise, rise, develop, uprise, spring_up, grow




5. swell - verb

· come up, as of a liquid; "Tears well in her eyes"; "the currents well up"

Synonym(s): well

Hypernym(s): surface, come_up, rise_up, rise




6. swell - verb

· cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood"

Hypernym(s): grow




7. swelled - adjective

· feeling self-importance; "too big for his britches"; "had a swelled head"; "he was swelled with pride"

Synonym(s): big, vainglorious





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