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English definition of “well”

well

verb [I usually + adv/prep]     /wel/
(of liquid) to appear on the surface of something or come slowly out from somewhere: Dirty water welled (up) out of the damaged pipe. As she read the letter tears welled up in her eyes.figurative Conflicting emotions welled up in his heart.Movement of liquids
(Definition of well verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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