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swell

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UK [swel]
  • n.海浪的涌动;涌浪;隆起处;增加
  • v.膨胀;肿胀;(使)凸出;增大
  • adj.很愉快的;极有趣的
  • Web增长
Past Tense:swelled  Past Participle:swollen  Past Participle:swoln  Simple Present:swells  Present Participle:swelling  
swell
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v.
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swollen
1.
[i]
~ (up)
膨胀;肿胀to become bigger or rounder
Her arm was beginning to swell up where the bee had stung her.
她胳膊给蜜蜂蜇了,肿了起来。
2.
[i][t]
(使)凸出,鼓出to curve out or make sth curve out
The sails swelled (out) in the wind.
船帆鼓满了风。
The wind swelled (out) the sails.
风鼓起了帆。
3.
[t][i]
(使)增加,增大,扩大to increase or make sth increase in number or size
Last year's profits were swelled by a fall in production costs.
去年因生产成本下降,利润有所增加。
We are looking for more volunteers to swell the ranks(= increase the number) of those already helping.
我们期盼有更多的志愿者加入,以壮大目前已在提供帮助的队伍。
Membership has swelled to over 20 000.
成员增加到 2 万余人。
4.
[i]
变得更响亮;增强to become louder
The cheering swelled through the hall.
欢呼声越来越大,响彻大厅。
5.
[i]
~ (with sth)
充满(激情)to be filled with a strong emotion
to swell with pride
满腔自豪
n.
1.
[c][ususing]
海浪的涌动;涌浪the movement of the sea when it rises and falls without the waves breaking
The boat was caught in a heavy(= strong) swell.
船遇上了大浪涌。
2.
[sing]
(尤指身体部位)凸起的形状,鼓出处,隆起处the curved shape of sth, especially a part of the body
the firm swell of her breasts
她挺拔的乳峰
3.
[sing]
增加;增大;扩大;增强a situation in which sth increases in size, number, strength, etc.
a growing swell of support
越来越多的支持
a swell of pride
自豪感的增强
4.
[sing]
逐渐增强a gradual increase in the volume of sth
5.
(informal)
重要人士;时髦人物an important or fashionable person
adj.
1.
(informal)
很愉快的;极有趣的very good, enjoyable, etc.
We had a swell time.
我们过得开心极了。

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