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swell

[swel] брит. / амер.

  1. сущ.

    1. возвышение, выпуклость

    2. волнение, зыбь

    3. опухоль, припухлость

    4. архит. выпуклость колонны, энтазис

      1. нарастание, увеличение; разбухание

      2. повышение уровня воды (в водоёме)

    5. муз. постепенное нарастание и ослабление звука; сочетание крещендо и диминуэндо

      1. разг. щёголь, франт

      2. развязная манера держаться

      1. разг. важная персона, шишка

      2. знаток, дока (в каком-л. деле), специалист

    6. тех. рычаг ткацкого станка

  2. прил.; разг.

    1. стильный, модный, щегольской; роскошный, шикарный

    2. амер. отличный, превосходный

  3. гл.; прош. вр. swelled; прич. прош. вр. swelled, swollen

      1. = swell up, = swell out надуваться, раздуваться, набухать, разбухать, опухать

      2. увеличиваться, разрастаться, расширяться

    1. подниматься (об уровне воды)

      1. нарастать (о звуке)

      2. то усиливаться, то затухать (о звуке)

    2. увеличивать

    3. = swell up быть переполненным чувствами

    4. разг. важничать

    5. уст. восхвалять, возвеличивать

Learning (En-Ru)

swell

[swel]

  1. n

    1. волна, волнение

    2. нарастающий звук

  2. v

    (swelled; swollen, swelled)

    1. распухать

    2. увеличивать(ся); разрастаться

    3. надувать(ся), наполнять(ся)

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Well, and so it was, for a little concern like that. I was not only providing a swell dinner, but some odds and ends of extras.
Да так оно и было, особенно для такой мелкой лавочки; я покупал не только провизию, но и многое другое.
Twain, Mark / A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's CourtТвен, Марк / Янки из Коннектикута при дворе короля Артура
Янки из Коннектикута при дворе короля Артура
Твен, Марк
© Н. Чуковский. Наследники. 2010
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Twain, Mark
© 2009 by Seven Treasures Publications
I call it a swell little dress."
По-моему, чудное платьице!
Lewis, Sinclair / BabbitЛьюис, Синклер / Бэббит
Бэббит
Льюис, Синклер
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1959
Babbit
Lewis, Sinclair
© 2008 by Quill Pen Classics
«Must be swell being a steer.»
— Приятное, должно быть, занятие — быть волом.
Hemingway, Ernest / The Sun Also RisesХемингуэй, Эрнест / Фиеста (И восходит солнце)
Фиеста (И восходит солнце)
Хемингуэй, Эрнест
© Издательство "Правда", 1984
The Sun Also Rises
Hemingway, Ernest
© 1926 by Charles Scribner's Sons
© renewed 1954 by Ernest Hemingway
The Watch had put the final swell and polish on Carrot's muscles.
Служба в Страже придала мышцам Моркоу внушительный лоск.
Pratchett, Terry / Fifth ElephantПратчетт,Терри / Пятый элефант
Пятый элефант
Пратчетт,Терри
© Перевод Н. Берденников, А. Жикаренцев, 2007
© Издание на русском языке, оформление ООО «Издательство «Эксмо», 2007
© Terry and Lyn Pratchett, 1999
Fifth Elephant
Pratchett, Terry
© 2000 by Terry and Lyn Pratchett
This is swell, Evan thought.
«Замечательно, — подумал Эван.
Foster, Alan Dean / Sentenced to PrismФостер, Алан Дин / Приговоренный к Призме
Приговоренный к Призме
Фостер, Алан Дин
Sentenced to Prism
Foster, Alan Dean
Spade said: "That's swell."
Спейд сказал: – Прекрасно.
Hammett, Dashiell / The Maltese FalconХэммет, Дэшилл / Мальтийский сокол
Мальтийский сокол
Хэммет, Дэшилл
© Dashiell Hammett, 1929, 1930
© Перевод. Ю. Здоровов, 2010
© Издание на русском языке AST Publishers, 2010
The Maltese Falcon
Hammett, Dashiell
© 1929, 1930 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.
© 1956, 1957 by Dashiell Hammett
(The captain, by-the-by, did at last, out of sheer nervousness, get aground at the end of Mordet's Island, but we got off in an hour or so with a swell and a little hard work in the boat.)
Кстати, капитан именно из-за своей нервозности ухитрился сесть на мель возле острова Мордет, но прилив и собственные усилия помогли нам сняться.
Wells, Herbert George / Tono-BungayУэллс, Герберт / Тоно Бенге
Тоно Бенге
Уэллс, Герберт
© Издательство "Правда", 1964
Tono-Bungay
Wells, Herbert George
© the Literary Executors of the Estate of H. G. Wells
"I want you to know I think you done a hell of a swell job," Stark said reluctantly strangledly.
– Знаешь, а ты молодец, – нехотя сказал Старк сдавленным голосом. – Здорово ты все это провернул.
Jones, James / From Here to EternityДжонс, Джеймс / Отныне и вовек
Отныне и вовек
Джонс, Джеймс
© Издательство "Правда", 1989
From Here to Eternity
Jones, James
© 1951 by James Jones
© renewed 1991 by Gloria Jones, James Anthony Phillipe Jones, and Kaylie Anne Jones
The shade of Allanon seemed to swell suddenly against the night, rising up before them.
Призрак увеличился в размерах и придвинулся к ним.
Brooks, Terry / The Scions of ShannaraБрукс, Терри / Потомки Шаннары
Потомки Шаннары
Брукс, Терри
The Scions of Shannara
Brooks, Terry
© 1990 by Terry Brooks
I am going to place a tight band (tourniquet) on your arm for a short time to swell the vein.
Я наложу на вашу руку на короткое время тугую повязку /турникет/, чтобы вздулась вена.
© New South Wales Health Department for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales
© New South Wales Health Department for and on behalf of the Crown in right of the State of New South Wales
Master Clive was pronounced an 'out-and-outer,' a 'swell and no mistake,' and complimented with scarce one dissentient voice by the simple academy at Gandish's.
Простодушные ученики Гэндиша единогласно высказались в том смысле, что Клайв - "молодчага" и к тому же - "франт и хват".
Thackeray, William Makepeace / The NewcomesТеккерей, Уильям Мейкпис / Ньюкомы
Ньюкомы
Теккерей, Уильям Мейкпис
© Издательство "Художественная литература", 1978
The Newcomes
Thackeray, William Makepeace
© 1898, by Harper & Brothers
"Merry meet, merry part!" a great swell of musical voices repeated, answering the Lady's toast.
– За радость и веселье! – повторил дружный хор мелодичных голосов, и руки с бокалами поднялись в ответ на тост госпожи.
De Lint, Charles / The Riddle of the WrenДе Линт, Чарльз / Загадка поющих камней
Загадка поющих камней
Де Линт, Чарльз
The Riddle of the Wren
De Lint, Charles
© 1984 by Charles de Lint
Now you have perhaps an inkling of how we felt when, helplessly, we watched the manlings swell across our hills and us scarcely strong enough in numbers to do anything but hide."
Теперь ты понимаешь, какими беспомощными чувствовали мы себя, когда людишки стали хозяйничать в наших горах, а мы были так малочисленны, что могли только прятаться.
De Lint, Charles / The Riddle of the WrenДе Линт, Чарльз / Загадка поющих камней
Загадка поющих камней
Де Линт, Чарльз
The Riddle of the Wren
De Lint, Charles
© 1984 by Charles de Lint
After some ten minutes of foam and frenzy, in which all the senses at once seemed blasted by the sea, Evan found himself laboriously swimming on a low, green swell, with the sword still in his teeth and the editor of The Atheist still under his arm.
Проборовшись минут десять с волнами, Эван вдруг заметил, словно очнувшись, что плывет по высокой, мирной зыби, держа в руках шпагу, а под мышкой – редактора газеты «Атеист».
Chesterton, G.K. / The Ball and the CrossЧестертон, Г.К. / Шар и крест
Шар и крест
Честертон, Г.К.
© Н. Трауберг, перевод, 2000
The Ball and the Cross
Chesterton, G.K.
© 2008 BiblioBazaar
Instead he surprised her by saying, "To quote Blaine the Mono, that sounds pretty swell."
Вместо этого он ее удивил. — Цитируя Блейна Моно, звучит неплохо.
King, Stephen / The Dark tower 7: The Dark TowerКинг, Стивен / Темная башня 7: Темная башня
Темная башня 7: Темная башня
Кинг, Стивен
© Stephen King, 2004
© Перевод. В.А.Вебер, 2005
© ООО "Издательство АСТ", 2005
The Dark tower 7: The Dark Tower
King, Stephen
© 2004 by Stephen King

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swelNounвозвышение; выпуклостьExamples

the swell of the ground — пригорок, холм(ик)
ground swell — насыпь
A ground swell of support was built up. — Была сооружена защитная насыпь.

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  1. 1.

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  2. 2.

    великолепно

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Collocations

boiler water swell
набухание котловой воды
ground swell
донные волны
heavy swell
важная персона
long-period swell
длиннопериодная зыбь
springer swell
"хлопуша"
standing swell
стоячая волна
swell allowance
допустимое количество недоброкачественных банок
swell dowel
кобылка
swell dowel
расширяющая шпонка
swell mob
карманники
swell mob
разодетые жулики
swell out
вспучиваться
swell out
разбухать
swell out
увеличиваться в объеме
swell recorder
регистратор зыби

Word forms

swell

verb
Basic forms
Pastswelled
Imperativeswell
Present Participle (Participle I)swelling
Past Participle (Participle II)swollen
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I swellwe swell
you swellyou swell
he/she/it swellsthey swell
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am swellingwe are swelling
you are swellingyou are swelling
he/she/it is swellingthey are swelling
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have swollenwe have swollen
you have swollenyou have swollen
he/she/it has swollenthey have swollen
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been swellingwe have been swelling
you have been swellingyou have been swelling
he/she/it has been swellingthey have been swelling
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I swelledwe swelled
you swelledyou swelled
he/she/it swelledthey swelled
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was swellingwe were swelling
you were swellingyou were swelling
he/she/it was swellingthey were swelling
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had swollenwe had swollen
you had swollenyou had swollen
he/she/it had swollenthey had swollen
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been swellingwe had been swelling
you had been swellingyou had been swelling
he/she/it had been swellingthey had been swelling
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will swellwe shall/will swell
you will swellyou will swell
he/she/it will swellthey will swell
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be swellingwe shall/will be swelling
you will be swellingyou will be swelling
he/she/it will be swellingthey will be swelling
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have swollenwe shall/will have swollen
you will have swollenyou will have swollen
he/she/it will have swollenthey will have swollen
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been swellingwe shall/will have been swelling
you will have been swellingyou will have been swelling
he/she/it will have been swellingthey will have been swelling
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would swellwe should/would swell
you would swellyou would swell
he/she/it would swellthey would swell
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be swellingwe should/would be swelling
you would be swellingyou would be swelling
he/she/it would be swellingthey would be swelling
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have swollenwe should/would have swollen
you would have swollenyou would have swollen
he/she/it would have swollenthey would have swollen
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been swellingwe should/would have been swelling
you would have been swellingyou would have been swelling
he/she/it would have been swellingthey would have been swelling
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am swollenwe are swollen
you are swollenyou are swollen
he/she/it is swollenthey are swollen
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being swollenwe are being swollen
you are being swollenyou are being swollen
he/she/it is being swollenthey are being swollen
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been swollenwe have been swollen
you have been swollenyou have been swollen
he/she/it has been swollenthey have been swollen
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was swollenwe were swollen
you were swollenyou were swollen
he/she/it was swollenthey were swollen
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being swollenwe were being swollen
you were being swollenyou were being swollen
he/she/it was being swollenthey were being swollen
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been swollenwe had been swollen
you had been swollenyou had been swollen
he/she/it had been swollenthey had been swollen
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be swollenwe shall/will be swollen
you will be swollenyou will be swollen
he/she/it will be swollenthey will be swollen
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been swollenwe shall/will have been swollen
you will have been swollenyou will have been swollen
he/she/it will have been swollenthey will have been swollen

swell

noun
SingularPlural
Common caseswellswells
Possessive caseswell'sswells'