swell translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Translation of "swell" - English-Spanish dictionary

swell

verb /swel/ ( past tense swelled, past participle swollen /ˈswoulən/)
to make or become larger, greater or thicker
hinchar(se), inflar(se)
The insect-bite made her finger swell The continual rain had swollen the river I invited her to join us on the excursion in order to swell the numbers.
swelling noun a swollen area, especially on the body as a result of injury, disease etc
hinchazón, tumefacción
She had a swelling on her arm where the wasp had stung her.
swollen /ˈswəulən/ adjective increased in size, thickness etc, through swelling
hinchado
a swollen river He had a swollen ankle after falling down the stairs.
swollen-headed adjective too pleased with oneself; conceited
creído, vanidoso, engreído
He’s very swollen-headed about his success.
swell out phrasal verb to (cause to) bulge
inflar(se)
The sails swelled out in the wind.
swell up phrasal verb (of a part of the body) to swell
hinchar(se), abultarse
The toothache made her face swell up.
(Definition of swell from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

harvest

to pick and collect crops, or to collect plants, animals, or fish to eat

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More