schwellen translation English | German-English dictionary



1       vi     ( schwoll)   pret   ( geschwollen)   ptp   aux sein   to swell     (lit)  
[Körperteile auch]  
to swell up  
der Wind schwoll zum Sturm      the wind grew into a storm  
ihm schwoll der Kamm      inf, vor Eitelkeit, Übermut   he got swollen-headed   (esp Brit)  or swell-headed   (esp US)  , he got above himself   (Brit)  ,   (vor Wut)    he saw red  
2       vt  
geh   [Segel]   to swell or belly (out)     (fig)   [Brust]   to swell
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