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English noun: ground swell

1. ground swell (event) an obvious change of public opinion or political sentiment that occurs without leadership or overt expression

SamplesThere was a ground swell of antiwar sentiment.

Broader (hypernym)transition

2. ground swell (event) a broad and deep undulation of the ocean

Synonymsheavy swell

Broader (hypernym)crestless wave, swell

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