[ uhp-swel ]
/ ʌpˈswɛl /
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verb (used with or without object), up·swelled, up·swelled or up·swol·len, up·swell·ing.
to swell up.
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British Dictionary definitions for upswell
/ (ʌpˈswɛl) /
verb -swells, -swelling, -swelled, -swelled or -swollen
rare to swell up or cause to swell up
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