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English noun: billow

1. billow (event) a large sea wave


Broader (hypernym)moving ridge, wave

English verb: billow

1. billow (motion) rise up as if in waves

SamplesSmoke billowed up into the sky.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)soar, soar up, soar upwards, surge, zoom

Narrower (hyponym)cloud

2. billow (motion) move with great difficulty

SamplesThe soldiers billowed across the muddy riverbed.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

3. billow (motion) rise and move, as in waves or billows

SamplesThe army surged forward.

Synonymsheave, surge

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)blow up, inflate

4. billow (change) become inflated

SamplesThe sails ballooned.

Synonymsballoon, inflate

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)expand

Narrower (hyponym)reflate

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