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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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