Swell in Spanish | English to Spanish Translation and Dictionary
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verbo transitivo (pp swollen [ˈswəʊlən] or swelled)
1. aumentar (numbers, crowd)
intransitive verb
2. hincharse (part of body); aumentar, crecer (number, crowd)
  • to swell with pride henchirse de orgullo
3. mar (m) de fondo (of sea)
4. genial (familiar) (excellent) (Estados Unidos), padre (español de México), bárbaro(a) (RP)
swell [swel] swelled (past)swollen (participle:past)
1 (Náut) (movement) oleaje (m); (large wave) marejada (f)
2 (bulge)
the gentle swell of her hips la suave turgencia de sus caderas
3 (surge) [of anger] arrebato (m); arranque (m)
The swell of anger began to subside again as he knew it would Nick felt the ugly swell of anger within himself
[of sympathy, emotion] oleada (f)
a voice that had made him feel something, the instant swell of sympathy in her tone there was, too,a swell of emotion for Lauda
4 (Mús) crescendo (m); (on organ) regulador (m) de volumen
5 (stylish man) majo (m); (important man) encopetado (m)
the swells la gente bien; la gente de buen tono
(US) (fine, good) fenomenal (informal); bárbaro (informal)
we had a swell time lo pasamos en grande (informal); it's a swell place es un sitio estupendo (informal)
intransitive verb
1 (physically) [+ankle, eye etc] (also swell up) hincharse; [+sails] (also swell out) inflarse; hincharse; [+river] crecer
her arm swelled up se le hinchó el brazo; to swell with pride hincharse de orgullo
2 (in size, number) aumentar; crecer
numbers have swollen greatly el número ha aumentado muchísimo; the little group soon swelled into a crowd el pequeño grupo se transformó pronto en multitud; the cheers swelled to a roar los vítores fueron creciendo hasta convertirse en un estruendo
transitive verb
1 (physically) hinchar
to have a swollen hand tener la mano hinchada; my ankle is very swollen tengo el tobillo muy hinchado; her eyes were swollen with tears tenía los ojos hinchados de lágrimas; the rains had swollen the river las lluvias habían hecho crecer el río; the river is swollen el río está crecido
you'll give him a swollen head le vas a hacer que se lo crea
2 [+numbers, sales] aumentar
all they are doing is swelling the ranks of the unemployed lo único que hacen es engrosar las cifras de desempleados
Verb Conjugations for hinchar
Gerund: hinchando
Participle: hinchado
yome hinchome hinchéme hinchabame hincharíame hincharé
te hinchaste hinchastete hinchabaste hincharíaste hincharás
él/ella/Ud.se hinchase hinchóse hinchabase hincharíase hinchará
nosotrosnos hinchamosnos hinchamosnos hinchábamosnos hincharíamosnos hincharemos
vosotrosos hincháisos hinchasteisos hinchabaisos hincharíaisos hincharéis
ellos/ellas/Uds.se hinchanse hincharonse hinchabanse hincharíanse hincharán
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