swell

swell
swel
1. past tense - swelled; verb
(to make or become larger, greater or thicker: The insect-bite made her finger swell; The continual rain had swollen the river; I invited her to join us on the excursion in order to swell the numbers.) hinchar(se), inflar(se)

2. noun
(a rolling condition of the sea, usually after a storm: The sea looked fairly calm but there was a heavy swell.) marejada, oleaje

3. adjective
((especially American) used as a term of approval: a swell idea; That's swell!) estupendo, bárbaro, formidable
- swollen
- swollen-headed
- swell out
- swell up

swell vb
1. hincharse
my ankle swelled when I sprained it se me hinchó el tobillo cuando me lo torcí
2. crecer
the stream swelled into a river el arroyo creció y se convirtió en un río
El participio pasado de swell es swollen
swell
tr[swel]
noun
1 (of sea) marejada, oleaje nombre masculino
2 SMALLMUSIC/SMALL (crescendo) crescendo
adjective
1 SMALLAMERICAN ENGLISH/SMALL familiar (excellent) fenomenal, bárbaro,-a, estupendo,-a
intransitive verb (pt swelled, pp swollen tr['swəʊlən] )
1 (gen) hincharse (up, -); (sea) levantarse; (river) crecer, subir
2 (grow - in number) crecer, aumentar; (- louder) hacerse más fuerte
transitive verb
1 (gen) hinchar; (river) hacer crecer
2 (increase in number) aumentar, engrosar
swell ['swɛl] vi, swelled ; swelled or swollen ['swo:lə n, 'swʌl-] ; swelling
1) or to swell up : hincharse
her ankle swelled: se le hinchó el tobillo
2) or to swell out : inflarse, hincharse (dícese de las velas, etc.)
3) increase: aumentar, crecer
swell n
1) : oleaje m (del mar)
swell
adj.
estupendo, -a adj.
muy elegante adj.
n.
crecida s.f.
creciente s.m.
crescendo s.m.
entumecimiento s.m.
marejada s.f.
olaje s.m.
oleaje s.m.
v.
(§ p.,p.p.: swelled, swollen) = abultar v.
aumentar v.
crecer v.
cundir v.
dilatar v.
dilatarse v.
engrosar v.
entumecer v.
hinchar v.
hincharse v.
inflar v.
subir v.

I
1. swel
(past p swollen or AmE esp swelled) intransitive verb
1) \<\<wood/sails/face/ankles\>\> hincharse; \<\<river/stream\>\> crecer*, subir
2) (increase) \<\<population/crowd\>\> crecer*, aumentar

the applause swelled to a crescendo — los aplausos se fueron haciendo cada vez más fuertes


2.
vt
1) (increase in size) \<\<body/joint/features\>\> hinchar; \<\<sails\>\> hinchar; \<\<river\>\> hacer* crecer or subir
2) (increase in number, volume) \<\<population/total/funds\>\> aumentar

to swell the ranks of the unemployed — engrosar las filas del desempleo

Phrasal Verbs:

II
noun
a) (of sea) oleaje m

a heavy swell — un fuerte oleaje, una marejada

b) (surge, movement) oleada f

III
adjective (fine, excellent) (AmE colloq) fenomenal (fam), bárbaro (fam)
[swel] (vb: pt swelled) (pp swollen)
1. N
1) (Naut) (=movement) oleaje m ; (=large wave) marejada f
2) (=bulge)

the gentle swell of her hips — la suave turgencia de sus caderas

3) (=surge) [of anger] arrebato m , arranque m ; [of sympathy, emotion] oleada f
4) (Mus) crescendo m ; (on organ) regulador m de volumen
5) * (=stylish man) majo m ; (=important man) encopetado m

the swells — la gente bien, la gente de buen tono

2.
ADJ (US) * (=fine, good) fenomenal *, bárbaro *

we had a swell time — lo pasamos en grande *

it's a swell place — es un sitio estupendo *

3. VI
1) (physically) [ankle, eye etc] (also: swell up) hincharse; [sails] (also: swell out) inflarse, hincharse; [river] crecer

her arm swelled up — se le hinchó el brazo

to swell with pride — hincharse de orgullo

2) (in size, number) aumentar, crecer

numbers have swollen greatly — el número ha aumentado muchísimo

the little group soon swelled into a crowd — el pequeño grupo se transformó pronto en multitud

the cheers swelled to a roar — los vítores fueron creciendo hasta convertirse en un estruendo

4. VT
1) (physically) hinchar

to have a swollen hand — tener la mano hinchada

my ankle is very swollen — tengo el tobillo muy hinchado

her eyes were swollen with tears — tenía los ojos hinchados de lágrimas

the rains had swollen the river — las lluvias habían hecho crecer el río

the river is swollen — el río está crecido

2) [+ numbers, sales] aumentar

all they are doing is swelling the ranks of the unemployed — lo único que hacen es engrosar las cifras de desempleados

* * *

I
1. [swel]
(past p swollen or AmE esp swelled) intransitive verb
1) \<\<wood/sails/face/ankles\>\> hincharse; \<\<river/stream\>\> crecer*, subir
2) (increase) \<\<population/crowd\>\> crecer*, aumentar

the applause swelled to a crescendo — los aplausos se fueron haciendo cada vez más fuertes


2.
vt
1) (increase in size) \<\<body/joint/features\>\> hinchar; \<\<sails\>\> hinchar; \<\<river\>\> hacer* crecer or subir
2) (increase in number, volume) \<\<population/total/funds\>\> aumentar

to swell the ranks of the unemployed — engrosar las filas del desempleo

Phrasal Verbs:

II
noun
a) (of sea) oleaje m

a heavy swell — un fuerte oleaje, una marejada

b) (surge, movement) oleada f

III
adjective (fine, excellent) (AmE colloq) fenomenal (fam), bárbaro (fam)

English-spanish dictionary. 2013.

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