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the swell: the surge of water, the big wave
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
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!

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