Home > Dictionary > A-Z Xitsonga - English

Bvubvuka - Swell

< Edit >
No rating - How accurate is the information on this page? Rate it below or send suggestions

Past tenseBvubvukile

Definition of swell
- Swell adj : very good; "he did a bully job"; "a neat sports car"; "had a great time at the party"; "you look simply smashing" [syn: {bang-up}, {bully}, {corking}, {cracking}, {dandy}, {great}, {groovy}, {keen}, {neat}, {nifty}, {not bad(p)}, {peachy}, {slap-up}, {smashing}] n
- The undulating movement of the surface of the open sea [syn: {crestless wave}]
- A rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)
- A crescendo followed by a decrescendo
- A man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance [syn: {dandy}, {dude}, {fop}, {gallant}, {sheik}, {beau}, {fashion plate}, {clotheshorse}] v
- Increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"
- Become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger; "The mother was swelling with importance when she spoke of her son" [syn: {puff up}]
- Expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling" [syn: {swell up}, {intumesce}, {tumefy}, {tumesce}]
- As of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things; "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it" [syn: {well up}]
- Come up; "Tears well in her eyes" [syn: {well}]
- Cause to become swollen; "The water swells the wood" [also: {swollen}]
Sneidon Dumela edited type Verbs to --Default-- - 2015-10-17 23:39:34

Help improve quality
Main description
Email Address

Update will not reflect immediatly. We recommend you login