swell

Part of speech: noun

A swelling.

Part of speech: past tense

Swelled.

Part of speech: verb

To increase the bulk of; enlarge; inflate.

Part of speech: verb

To be inflated.

Part of speech: verb

To increase in force, intensity, or volume; rise up; grow.

Part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to swells; dandified.

Part of speech: noun

A billow.

Part of speech: noun

A person of the ultrafashionable set.

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Usage examples "swell":

  1. You've a swell chance to make trouble now, Garth. - "The Gray Mask", Wadsworth Camp.
  2. She's gone gaddin' around with some of her swell friends. - "The Power and the Glory", Grace MacGowan Cooke.
  3. I'll take good care, he thought, that mine don't swell the number. - "Who?", Elizabeth Kent.