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swoh luhn

  • v  increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity
  • v  become filled with pride, arrogance, or anger
  • v  expand abnormally
  • v  come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things)
  • v  come up, as of a liquid
  • v  cause to become swollen
  • s  characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
    so swollen by victory that he was unfit for normal duty
    growing ever more swollen-headed and arbitrary

  • RISING TIDE The swollen Vltava River threatens buildings and bridges in downtown Prague, as floods ravage much of central and eastern Europe.
  • The swollen banks are now one of the country's major economic problems.
  • It's a wonder to behold: a twisting, swollen ski slope; a special effect that seems to expand and change angles with the light.
News & Articles

  • Swollen Elbe River breaches new levee, forces 10 village evacuations
    BERLIN—The swollen Elbe River breached another levee early Monday on its relentless march toward the North Sea, forcing German authorities to evacuate 10 villages and shut down one of the country’s main railway routes.
    June 11, 2013 - Texarkana Gazette
  • Swollen Elbe River breaches new levee in Germany
    The swollen Elbe River breached another levee early Monday on its relentless march toward the North Sea, forcing German authorities to evacuate 10 villages and shut down one of the country's main railway ...
    June 10, 2013 - Associated Press via Yahoo! News
  • Swollen Elbe breaches another levee in Germany
    BERLIN (AP) — The swollen Elbe River breached another levee early Monday on its relentless march toward the North Sea, forcing German authorities to evacuate 10 villages and shut down one of the country's main railway routes. read more
    June 10, 2013 - IlliniHQ.com
Quotes

  • Lance Armstrong in AFP
    It was a shame to have to abandon early and not be able to help Levi to another victory,Armstrong said. "It was one of those crashes that put a bunch of us down. I tried to give it a go but my eye was swollen so I couldn't see properly and...
  • Frank Yallop in Sportinglife.co.za
    Right now, he's day to day,Yallop said. "He's not done too much the last two days. His ankle is quite swollen but we're hoping it recovers quickly and he can have some part in the game on Saturday."
  • Stuart Cage in The Press Association
    Cage had earlier stated: "Lee felt pain in the calf and it was swollen yesterday, but when he woke this morning his ankle was swollen too. Obviously he has to take the doctor's decision seriously because it's a very important time of the year with...

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