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tumesce, tumefy, intumesce, swell up, swell
v. expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
v. cause to become very swollen
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v. make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
v. become bigger or greater in amount; "The amount of work increased"
v. become larger or bigger
work out, elaborate
v. work out in detail; "elaborate a plan"
make grow, develop
v. cause to grow and differentiate in ways conforming to its natural development; "The perfect climate here develops the grain"; "He developed a new kind of apple"
bulk, bulge
v. cause to bulge or swell outwards
v. cause to expand as it by internal pressure; "The gas distended the animal's body"
expand, flourish, thrive, boom
v. grow vigorously; "The deer population in this town is thriving"; "business is booming"
v. make bloated or swollen; "Hunger bloated the child's belly"
v. open or straighten out; unbend; "Can we extend the legs of this dining table?"
v. increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"
pass around, circularise, circularize, disperse, diffuse, spread, broadcast, propagate, disseminate, distribute, circulate
v. cause to become widely known; "spread information"; "circulate a rumor"; "broadcast the news"
go around, circulate, spread
v. become widely known and passed on; "the rumor spread"; "the story went around in the office"
v. cover by spreading something over; "spread the bread with cheese"
spread out, open, spread, unfold
v. spread out or open from a closed or folded state; "open the map"; "spread your arms"
heave, surge, billow
v. rise and move, as in waves or billows; "The army surged forward"
coil, spiral, gyrate
v. to wind or move in a spiral course; "the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action"; "black smoke coiling up into the sky"; "the young people gyrated on the dance floor"
spiral, corkscrew
v. move in a spiral or zigzag course
spread out, expand
v. extend in one or more directions; "The dough expands"
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