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[编辑] GRE 红宝书

  • v.肿胀, 肿大; n. ( 人) 丰满
  • [英] v.肿胀, 增强 ( to expand gradually beyond a normal or original limit)
  • [例] The wind swelled into a tempest.

[编辑] Webster Collegiate

I. verb (swelled; swelled or swollen; swelling)

  • Etymology: Middle English, from Old English swellan; akin to Old High German swellan to swell
  • Date: before 12th century
  • intransitive verb
    • 1.
      • a. to expand (as in size, volume, or numbers) gradually beyond a normal or original limit <the population swelled>
      • b. to become distended or puffed up <her ankle is badly swollen>
      • c. to form a bulge or rounded elevation
    • 2.
      • a. to become filled with pride and arrogance
      • b. to behave or speak in a pompous, blustering, or self-important manner
      • c. to play the swell
    • 3. to become distended with emotion
  • transitive verb
    • 1. to affect with a powerful or expansive emotion
    • 2. to increase the size, number, or intensity of <swell the applicant pool>
  • Synonyms: see expand

II. noun

  • Date: 1606
  • 1. a long often massive and crestless wave or succession of waves often continuing beyond or after its cause (as a gale)
  • 2.
    • a. the condition of being protuberant
    • b. a rounded elevation
  • 3.
    • a. the act or process of swelling
    • b.
      • (1) a gradual increase and decrease of the loudness of a musical sound; also a sign indicating a swell
      • (2) a device used in an organ for governing loudness
  • 4.
    • a. archaic an impressive, pompous, or fashionable air or display
    • b. a person dressed in the height of fashion
    • c. a person of high social position or outstanding competence

III. adjective

  • Date: 1785
  • 1.
  • 2. excellent — used as a generalized term of enthusiasm

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