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English verb: dwell

1. dwell (cognition) think moodily or anxiously about something


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)care, worry

2. dwell (stative) originate (in)

SamplesThe problems dwell in the social injustices in this country.

Synonymsconsist, lie, lie in

Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)be, exist

3. dwell (stative) inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of

SamplesPeople lived in Africa millions of years ago.
The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted.
This kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean.
Deer are populating the woods.

Synonymsinhabit, live, populate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)be

Narrower (hyponym)bivouac, board, camp, camp out, cohabit, domicile, domiciliate, encamp, live together, lodge, lodge in, neighbor, neighbour, nest, occupy, overpopulate, people, reside, reside, room, shack, shack up, tenant, tent

4. dwell (stative) exist or be situated within

SamplesStrange notions inhabited her mind.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)be, exist

5. dwell (communication) come back to

SamplesDon't dwell on the past.
She is always harping on the same old things.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)ingeminate, iterate, reiterate, repeat, restate, retell

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