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English definition of “swell”

swell

verb     /swel/ (past tense swelled, past participle swollen, swelled)
SIZE [I] (also swell up) to increase in size : One side of his face had swollen up where he'd been stung .Enlarging and inflatingBecoming bigger
AMOUNT [I, T] to increase in amount because more things are added : The population of the region was swollen by refugees from across the border .Enlarging and inflatingBecoming biggerIncreasing and intensifying
(Definition of swell verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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