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English verb: swell up

1. swell up (change) expand abnormally


SamplesThe bellies of the starving children are swelling.


ExamplesDid his feet swell up?


Synonymsintumesce, swell, tumefy, tumesce


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)expand


Narrower (hyponym)belly, belly out, blister, bloat, blow up, distend, puff, puff out, puff up, vesicate









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