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English noun: billow

1. billow (event) a large sea wave


Synonymssurge


Broader (hypernym)moving ridge, wave


English verb: billow

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


SamplesSmoke billowed up into the sky.


Synonymswallow


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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