swell up

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v swell up expand abnormally "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
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Quotations

  • Sholom Aleichem
    Sholom Aleichem
    “The rich swell up with pride, the poor from hunger.”

Usage

In literature:

My heart would be swelled up to my very throat, and my stomach wouldn't be nowhar!
"Ishmael" by Mrs. E. D. E. N. Southworth
The fjord opened out before long, and there was another passage to the sea, up which came a little swell from the open.
"A Sea Queen's Sailing" by Charles Whistler
When the base begins to swell, earth up the plants in the same manner as Celery.
"The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition" by Sutton and Sons
But presently he looked up; his cheeks warmed, and his heart swelled out.
"Idolatry" by Julian Hawthorne
Half a teacupful will soon swell up to fill the pot.
"Outdoor Sports and Games" by Claude H. Miller
A boat was left, keel up, half on the sand, half in the water, swaying with each swell of the lake.
"At Home And Abroad" by Margaret Fuller Ossoli
By this time it will be very tender and swelled up.
"The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened" by Kenelm Digby
Now I don't know what that swelled up gent in there figures on doin' with us.
"The Ridin' Kid from Powder River" by Henry Herbert Knibbs
As he stood up along Squitty he could hear the swells break along the shore.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
This time, however, she managed to get into bed before the attack had swelled her up to any great extent.
"The Haunted House" by Walter Hubbell
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In poetry:

Hour after hour crept slowly,
Yet on the heaving swells
Tossed up and down the ship-lights,
The lights of the Three Bells!
"The Three Bells" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Yestereve at the gate I stood
Watching the sun in the west;
When I saw him look so grand and good
It swelled up in my breast.
"Willie's Question" by George MacDonald
Lift up your throats, ye waves!
Swell out your voice, ye hills!
Thank for the chance that saves;
Thank for the flash that kills.
"A Te Deum" by Alfred Austin
Up frae the howe o' the glen
Cam the murmur o' wells that creep
To swell the heids o' the burns,
And the kindly voices o' sheep.
""On Leave"" by John Buchan
"You are a well, whereon I, gazing, see
Reflections of the upper heavens—a well
From whence come deep, deep echoes up to me—
Some underwave's low swell.
"Honours -- Part I" by Jean Ingelow
I will not despair, nor be idle, nor frown,
Lock'd in so gloomy a dwelling;
My leaves shall run up, and my roots shall run down,
While the bud in my bosom is swelling.
"The Crocus's Soliloquy" by Hannah Flagg Gould

In news:

In the run-up to Kings of Leon's fifth album, frontman Caleb Followill fretted publicly over his band's swelling popularity.
It eventually lead to an infection that cause him to swell up to the size of A COCONUT.
The first solid swell of the season lights up the California coastline more.
When saliva is unable to exit a blocked duct, it backs up into the gland and causes pain and swelling of the gland.
My face swelled up like a balloon on Friday and it helped me realize that God is in the small stuff .
Summer swells light up the coast from Mainland Mexico to Costa Rica more.
G-III Apparel All Dressed Up Looking Swell On The Charts.
Toys R Us shoppers are taking to the retailer's Facebook page to complain that the store couldn't keep up with the swell of holiday shoppers.
With the rain swelling streams and rivers, winter kayaking takes up where the summer fun left off.
Warren has an infection that has caused his scrotum to swell up to an enormous size, and surgery could be catastrophic.
The job is done when the beans have swelled to about double their size, which takes about 4 hours but beans could be soak for up to 24 hours.
Capitola Jetty When the swell is up, this spot deserves more than a passing look.
Stoner said his ankle had been swelling up and was becoming more painful.
The thumping bass swelled as I swaggered up the flight of stairs at Canyon Lodge for Mammoth.
Currently, corporate events make up about half of Swell 's business, with weddings, parties and other types of events accounting for the other half.
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In science:

The materials that constitute a device differ in swelling ratio, this causing a build up of stress at the interfaces, as well as at the contact between the device and its boundary support.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
Dry powders of clay will swell upon the addition of water, releasing counterions into the interlamellar volume, and building up interacting electric double-layers; the swelling is essentially driven by the double-layer repulsion of mostly entropic origin.
Effective interactions between electric double-layers
Since the numerator in the right hand side of relation (71) is finite and the denominator is proportional to the volume of Universe which swells up approximately 10100 times more according to inflation scenario, the quantity (71) can be found enough small at present.
The Dynamic Quantization of Gravity and the Cosmological Constant Problem
With fuzzballs, we find that states of the hole ‘swell up’ and become big because we need an adequate phase space to hold eSbek states59 .
Fuzzballs and the information paradox: a summary and conjectures
Let us split up the deformation into an isotropic swelling factor q and an anisotropic deformation ii .
Stress Relaxation of Entangled Polymer Networks
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