Definition Swell

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Definition

the swell: the surge of water, the big wave
noun
a heavy swell a strong up and down movement of the waves in the sea

to swell: to inflate, to balloon, to become larger and rounder; to grow, to expand, to increase
verb
My ankle is swollen. It's much bigger than it was before I fell over.

This is an irregular verb:
I swell / I swelled / I have swollen

That's swell!: That's great, super, fantastic!
idiom

Examples

  • "I hear the swell is perfect this time of year, and I can't wait to see those California waves again."
  • "They say there's a 12-foot swell out there."

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