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swell out

To bulge or protrude outward. The spot on his head swelled out where he had been hit by the baseball. After the flooding, the walls in the basement began swelling out with excess moisture.
See also: out, swell

swell up

1. To become large, inflated, or bulging. The girl's arm swelled up where the bee had stung her. The balloon began swelling up with hot air.
2. To become full to capacity (with some emotion). I swelled up with pride after the boss complimented my work. It's so nice seeing all those students swelling up with happiness as they cross the stage and receive their diplomas.
See also: swell, up

swell with

1. To become inflated or bulging with something. The girl's arm swelled with fluid as a result of the injury. The balloon began swelling with hot air.
2. To become filled with some emotion. I swelled with pride after the boss complimented my work. It's so nice seeing all those students swelling with happiness as they cross the stage and receive their diplomas.
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swell

old-fashioned Very nice; excellent. That's a swell idea, Frank. Thanks for the books, Mom, they're swell!

swell out

to bulge outward; to expand outward. The sides of the box swelled out because it was too full. The west wall of the garage swelled out just before the building collapsed.
See also: out, swell

swell up

to enlarge; to inflate; to bulge out. I struck my thumb with a hammer and it swelled up something awful.
See also: swell, up

swell with something

 
1. Lit. to expand from a particular cause. My knee joints swelled with arthritis, His nose swelled after it was struck by the door.
2. Fig. to seem to swell with a feeling such as pride. His chest swelled with pride at the thought of his good performance. Ted swelled with pride at the announcement.
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swell up

v.
1. To become swollen: I put ice on my injured ankle so that it wouldn't swell up.
2. To become filled, as with pride, arrogance, or anger: The new parents swelled up with pride.
3. To rise or surge from an inner source: After I was fired unjustly, rage swelled up within me.
See also: swell, up

swell

mod. fine; excellent. (Also sarcastic use.) Where did you get that swell hat?
References in periodicals archive ?
Garry Newlove was killed by Adam Swellings, Stephen Sorton and Jordan Cunliffe.
Swellings, known as "Swellhead", hung his head and looked at the floor as the guilty verdict was announced.
The swellings, which last for a couple of days, are often triggered by a trauma - like a fall or a bruise - but can also be triggered by stress.
Another biologist, Alan Dixson of the San Diego Zoo, also admits to being "foxed" by the importance of length, although he says the reported reproductive role of the swellings "does make sense."
The Victorians were so embarrassed by sexual swellings on the bottoms of baboons and chimps that many zoos insisted ovulating females be kept out of public view.
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of antibody to Gnathostoma antigen in patients with intermittent cutaneous migratory swelling. J Clin Microbiol 1986;23:847-51.
This study is an effort to assess the incidence of various swellings in neck through clinical examination and usefulness of FNAC as well as ultrasonography.
The values of pH adopted were 0.16 and 9, as previous experiments, then aimed at high swelling and with either polymerization technique, revealed local maxima of swelling at 0.16 < pH < 4 without BA, and at pH > 9 with BA.
A fourteen years old Kathiawari gelding was brought with complaint of swelling of the tibiotarsal joint of hock and limping of right hind limb for past one month.
The most common swellings found were inflammatory which accounted for 138 cases (39.42%) due to odontogenic reasons i.e.
It emerged after the pair, and 16-year-old Jordan Cunliffe, were found guilty in January that Swellings had been released from custody for an assault just hours before the attack on August 10.
"Containers with the liquid inside were found by vigilant staff in a search of cells on Swellings's wing.
In a sick boast to fellow inmates, Adam Swellings also said he was PROUD to have kicked the father-of-three to death.
And through the ultraviolet light, the system reduces the moisture in the affected body part and introduces fresh air to the sterile parts as the sensors measure the pressure and detect any likely swellings.
[1] Cystic swelling is defined as abnormal collections of fluid within the scrotal cavity; they affect males of all age groups and account for the majority of all scrotal swellings.