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well up

1. Of a container or vessel, to fill up (with liquid or an emotion) to the point of overflowing. Drainage ditches have been welling up across the city as the heavy rains continue. Her eyes welled up as she watched him walk away. My body welled up with rage at the thought of such a cruel act.
2. Of a liquid or emotion, to fill up (a container or vessel) to the point of overflowing. Water was welling up right to the edge of the sink, but I managed to turn off the taps before any spilled over. Violent protests welled up in the city after the government announced its extreme new policies.
See also: up, well

well over

1. Of a container or vessel, to fill up (with liquid or an emotion) past the point of overflowing. The drainage ditches across the city have begun welling over as the heavy rains continue. Her eyes welled over and tears rolled down her cheeks as she watched him walk away.
2. Of a liquid or emotion, to fill up (a container or vessel) past the point of overflowing. Water began welling over after Jonathan forgot to turn the taps of the sink off. People's fury welled over into violent protests across the country after the government announced its extreme new policies.
See also: over, well

well over

[for a liquid] to fill up and spill over. The laundry tub finally welled over as it became too full. The milk glass began to well over, and Timmy began to cry.
See also: over, well

well up

(from something) and well up (out of something) [for a liquid] to gush or pour up and away from something. The blood welled up from the wound. Clear water welled up out of the rocks. A gusher of muddy water welled up. Tears welled up out of the baby's eyes.
See also: up, well

well up

(inside someone) Fig. [for a feeling] to seem to swell and move inside one's body. A feeling of revulsion began to well up inside Fred. Burning resentment welled up, and George knew he was going to lose his temper.
See also: up, well

well up

(out of something) Go to well up (from something).
See also: up, well

well over

v.
1. To build up and overflow the boundaries of a container: I left the tap on, and the water in the bathtub welled over and spilled onto the floor. Tears welled over and ran down my cheeks. My anger welled over, and I yelled out.
2. To become filled and overflow: My eyes welled over with tears. My heart welled over with joy.
See also: over, well

well up

v.
To rise to the edge of a container, ready to flow: Lava welled up in the crater. Tears welled up in my eyes, but I did not cry. I could feel anger well up in me.
See also: up, well
References in classic literature ?
I do not know how long I sat peering down that well.
I sat upon the edge of the well telling myself that, at any rate, there was nothing to fear, and that there I must descend for the solution of my difficulties.
Such of them as were so constituted as to be miserable and rebellious would die; and, in the end, the balance being permanent, the survivors would become as well adapted to the conditions of underground life, and as happy in their way, as the Upper-world people were to theirs.
As you look over the pond westward you are obliged to employ both your hands to defend your eyes against the reflected as well as the true sun, for they are equally bright; and if, between the two, you survey its surface critically, it is literally as smooth as glass, except where the skater insects, at equal intervals scattered over its whole extent, by their motions in the sun produce the finest imaginable sparkle on it, or, perchance, a duck plumes itself, or, as I have said, a swallow skims so low as to touch it.
Perhaps there's a well there; and, if there is, it's sure to be a dark one.
He had but one leg, set just below the middle of his round, fat body; but it was a stout leg and had a broad, flat foot at the bottom of it, on which the man seemed to stand very well.
Toto was usually a well behaved dog, but this time he was angry and snapped at the man's leg again and again.
Verily, to the loftiest height had I to fly, to find again the well of delight!
Here on the loftiest height bubbleth up for me the well of delight
Cast but your pure eyes into the well of my delight, my friends
Riverside-San Bernardino: Wells Fargo operates the third largest depository institution in the market, controlling deposits of $547 million, representing approximately 10.
Wells to those already acquainted with her public persona.
During the fourth quarter, Range's Appalachian division drilled 186 (109 net) wells in its core coal bed methane, shale gas and tight gas sand properties.
To honor Wells, the school's first and only librarian, school staff asked parents to donate hardcover books in her name and successfully lobbied the school board to approve naming the library after her.
based Wells was fined $150,000 and its president, Leo Wells, 59, was suspended from acting in a principal capacity for one year.