swell


swell
01. His thumb began to [swell] after he hit it with a hammer.
02. The children's bank accounts have been continually [swelling] as their grandparents make monthly deposits for their future education fund.
03. If your knee continues to [swell], try putting ice on it.
04. His cheeks were all [swollen] after he had his wisdom teeth out.
05. The little girl [swelled] with pride when she was called up to the stage to receive her prize.
06. The boat rose and fell in the violent [swells].
07. The [swelling] over your eye will go down in a day or two.
08. Sholom Aleichem once remarked that the rich [swell] up with pride, the poor from hunger.
09. It was exciting kayaking through the [swells] for a while, but when the waves got too big, we paddled to shore.
10. As stars use up their fuel, they [swell] rapidly and spend a short time as giant stars 10 to 1000 times the size of our sun.
11. Ollie's ankle [swelled] to twice its normal size when he sprained it.
12. Ice on an injury helps to reduce pain and [swelling], and promote healing.
13. Aspirin can be used to relieve pain, and reduce [swelling] of an injury.
14. Jewish immigration to Israel, begun in the late 19th century, [swelled] in the 1930s with refugees from the Nazis.
15. Most of southwestern Paraguay is swampy and wet, but there are [swells] of higher land that remain dry, and permit settlement.
16. Once plentiful lions and antelope are now scarce in Burundi because the [swelling] population of humans and cows have driven them off the plains.
17. In May, the small streams of the African nation of Burkina Faso [swell] to become chains of lakes.
18. Actor and martial arts expert Bruce Lee died in 1973 of a [swelling] of the brain, caused by an allergic reaction to a prescription drug.
19. Signs of breast cancer include a change in the shape or size of the breast, or [swelling] of the skin that covers it.

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  • Swell — Swell, n. 1. The act of swelling. [1913 Webster] 2. Gradual increase. Specifically: (a) Increase or augmentation in bulk; protuberance. (b) Increase in height; elevation; rise. [1913 Webster] Little River affords navigation during a swell to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swell — could refer to: *Swell (ocean), a formation of long wavelength ocean surface waves *Swell (band), an indie rock band from San Francisco *Swell, Gloucestershire, England *Swell (bookbinding), a term in bookbinding *Swellshark, a catshark * Swell… …   Wikipedia

  • Swell — Swell, v. i. [imp. {Swelled}; p. p. {Swelled} or {Swollen}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Swelling}.] [AS. swellan; akin to D. zwellen, OS. & OHG. swellan, G. schwellen, Icel. svella, Sw. sv[ a]lla.] 1. To grow larger; to dilate or extend the exterior surface …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swell — Swell, a. Having the characteristics of a person of rank and importance; showy; dandified; distinguished; as, a swell person; a swell neighborhood. [Slang] [1913 Webster] {Swell mob}. See under {Mob}. [Slang] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swell — Swell, v. t. 1. To increase the size, bulk, or dimensions of; to cause to rise, dilate, or increase; as, rains and dissolving snow swell the rivers in spring; immigration swells the population. [1913 Webster] [The Church] swells her high, heart… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swell — steht für: Swell (Band), eine US amerikanische Indie Band Swell ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Steve Swell (* 1954), US amerikanischer Jazzposaunist Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • swell — [adj] wonderful awesome, cool*, dandy*, deluxe, desirable, excellent, exclusive, fashionable, fine, fly*, grand, groovy*, keen, marvelous, neat, nifty, plush, posh, ritzy*, smart, stylish, super, terrific; concepts 548,574 Ant. bad, horrible,… …   New thesaurus

  • Swell — est un groupe américain de rock indépendant fondé en 1989 à San Francisco par David Freel (guitares) et Sean Kirkpatrick (batterie). Sommaire 1 Discographie 1.1 Albums 1.2 Compilations …   Wikipédia en Français

  • swell — swel vi, swelled; swelled or swol·len swō lən; swell·ing to become distended or puffed up <her ankle swelled> …   Medical dictionary

  • Swell — [swɛl] der; s, s <zu engl. to swell »sich brüsten, prahlen«, eigtl. »anschwellen«> (veraltet) aufgeblasener Mensch, Stutzer …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • swell — [swel] vi. swelled, swelled or swollen, swelling [ME swellen < OE swellan; akin to Ger schwellen, ON svella] 1. to increase in volume or become larger as a result of pressure from within; expand; dilate 2. to become larger at a particular… …   English World dictionary


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