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swell
  • noun
    A full or gently rounded shape or form. (the soft swell of her breast)
    A gradual increase in sound, amount, or intensity. (there was a swell of support in favor of him)
    A slow, regular movement of the sea in rolling waves that do not break. (there was a heavy swell)
    A mechanism for producing a crescendo or diminuendo in an organ or harmonium.
    A person of wealth or high social position, typically one perceived as fashionable or stylish. (a crowd of city swells)
    verb
    (especially of a part of the body) become larger or rounder in size, typically as a result of an accumulation of fluid. (her bruised knee was already swelling up)
    adjective
    Excellent; very good. (you're looking swell)

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