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  • swell the ranks — phrase to increase the number of people in a group Soldiers leave the army, only to end up swelling the ranks of the homeless. Thesaurus: club membership and joining a club, organization or grouphyponym to leave a club, organization or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • swell the ranks — to increase the number of people in a group Soldiers leave the army, only to end up swelling the ranks of the homeless …   English dictionary

  • swell — swell1 [swel] v past tense swelled past participle swollen [ˈswəulən US ˈswou ] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(size)¦ 2¦(amount/number)¦ 3 swell with pride/anger etc 4¦(shape)¦ 5¦(sound)¦ 6¦(sea)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: swellan] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • swell — swell1 [ swel ] (past tense swelled; past participle swelled or swol|len [ swoulən ] ) verb * 1. ) swell or swell up intransitive to become larger than normal, usually because of liquid collecting inside: My ankles tend to swell when I travel by… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • swell — 1 verb past tense swelledpast participle swollen 1 PART OF YOUR BODY (I) also swell up to gradually increase in size: Her ankle was already starting to swell. 2 PEOPLE (T) to gradually increase in amount or number: We asked them to come to the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • swell — I UK [swel] / US verb Word forms swell : present tense I/you/we/they swell he/she/it swells present participle swelling past tense swelled past participle swollen UK [ˈswəʊlən] / US [ˈswoʊlən] * 1) a) swell or swell up [intransitive] to become… …   English dictionary

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