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swells

noun
plural of swell

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a part that sticks out from the general mass of something
  • the graceful swell of the bottle was meant to be evocative of the female figure

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2 a moving ridge on the surface of water
  • huge swells overwhelmed the tiny craft

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swells

verb
present tense third-person singular of swell

Synonyms & Antonyms of swells (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to become greater in extent, volume, amount, or number
  • the club membership has really swelled in recent months

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3 to extend outward beyond a usual point
  • at that point the Congo River swells and forms Malebo Pool

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“Swells.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/swells. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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