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Origin of swell

before 900; Middle English swellen (v.), Old English swellan; cognate with Dutch zwellen,German schwellen,Old Norse svella; akin to Gothic ufswalleins pride
re·swell, verb, re·swelled, re·swelled or re·swol·len, re·swell·ing.un·der·swell, verb (used without object), un·der·swelled, un·der·swelled or un·der·swol·len, un·der·swell·ing.un·der·swell, nounun·swelled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for swell

swell
/ (swɛl) /

verb swells, swelling, swelled, swollen or swelled

noun

adjective

informal stylish or grand
slang excellent; first-class
Old English swellan; related to Old Norse svella, Old Frisian swella, German schwellen
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