swell translate English to Spanish: Cambridge Dictionary

Translation of "swell" - English-Spanish dictionary


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
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
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)
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