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Swell up   /swɛl əp/   Listen
Swell up

Expand abnormally.  Synonyms: intumesce, swell, tumefy, tumesce.

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"Swell up" Quotes from Famous Books

... a very inert body. Cold concentrated sulphuric acid causes it to swell up, and finally dissolves it, forming a viscous solution. Hydrochloric acid has little or no action, but nitric acid has, and forms a series of bodies known as nitrates or nitro-celluloses. Cellulose has some of the properties ...
— Nitro-Explosives: A Practical Treatise • P. Gerald Sanford

... me yet, Phil, and oh! how they do hit you! I'm beginning to swell up right now. How'll I get away from the swarm, Phil? You tell me what to ...
— Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys - The Birch Bark Lodge • Silas K. Boone

... worse. We had a girl once, that told Molly if she let the moon shine on her while she was asleep, she'd all swell up and turn black, and I didn't know but you were beginning ...
— Half a Dozen Girls • Anna Chapin Ray

... old-time citizens and go down with us to welcome the newcomers. Henry Broar came to us on the 4:11. I remember he wore a loppy hat and needed a shave that day, and we didn't assess him very highly. But he had a whacking law practice inside of a year, ran for county judge two years later, and now we swell up to the danger point when people mention Congressman Broar, and let it slip modestly that we are intimate enough with Hank to trade ...
— Homeburg Memories • George Helgesen Fitch

... this man poor in the fullest meaning of the term, or, from fear of the king or of thieves, does he keep his property buried? Well, my own property is buried, too. But I will scatter the seeds that betray subterranean gold. [He does so.] The scattered seeds nowhere swell up. Ah, he is poor in the fullest meaning of ...
— The Little Clay Cart - Mrcchakatika • (Attributed To) King Shudraka

Words linked to "Swell up" :   belly, puff up, puff, belly out, vesicate, tumefy, distend, blow up, expand, blister, bloat, puff out

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