Translation of "swell" - English-Spanish dictionary

swell

verb uk /swel/ (past tense swelled, past participle swollen)

to get bigger or to make something bigger

hincharse, crecer
One side of his face had swollen up where he’d been stung.

(Translation of “swell” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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
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.

(Translation of “swell” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)