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English verb: well up

1. well up (stative) come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)

SamplesStrong emotions welled up.
Smoke swelled from it.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)arise, develop, grow, originate, rise, spring up, uprise

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