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billow

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of billow

  1. a moving ridge on the surface of water <the great billows created by the ocean storm threatened to swamp the fishing boat> Synonyms wave, surge, swellRelated Words sea(s); surf; breaker, whitecap; comber, curl; riffle, ripple, wavelet; ground swell, roller; tidal wave, tsunami




billow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of billow

  1. to extend outward beyond a usual point <the curtains in the open windows billowed in the summer wind> Synonyms bag, balloon, beetle, belly, bulge, bunch, jut, overhang, poke, pooch [chiefly dialect], pouch, pout, project, protrude, stand out, start, stick out, swellRelated Words dome; blow up, inflate; dilate, distend, expand; mushroom, snowball; elongate, extend, lengthen, stretchNear Antonyms compress, condense, constrict, contract, shrink




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