swell noun

1 movement of the surface of the sea

ADJ. heavy | gentle, slight | 10-foot, 20-foot, etc. | Atlantic, ocean bobbing up and down like a small boat in a heavy ocean swell

SWELL + VERB break, come/roll in, lift sb/sth, surge up The Atlantic swell surged up under them.

PREP. in a/the ~ The trawler rolled wildly in the heavy swell. | on/with the ~ The boat rose and fell with the swell.

2 curve in sth

ADJ. firm, gentle, soft, warm

PREP. ~ of the gentle swell of her breasts