New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: swell up · sell up · wall up · well run · ball up · call up · doll up · feel up · fill up · pull up
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well up

1 (v + adv) (of tears, water, liquid) collect INTRANSITIVEcruinnigh verb  c m ubailigh verb  c m uthe water welled up beside the house chruinnigh an t-uisce in aice an tí 2 (v + adv) (of eyes) fill with tears INTRANSITIVElíon verb  c m uit made her eyes well up bhain sé na deora aisti, chuir sé deora lena súile 3 (v + adv) informal (of a person) fill with tears INTRANSITIVEI nearly welled up when I saw her ba bheag nár tháinig na deora liom nuair a chonaic mé í 4 (v + adv) (of feeling) build up forcefully INTRANSITIVEborr verb  c m uthe resentment welled up in their hearts bhí an doicheall ag borradh ina gcroí, bhí a gcroí lán doichill → see well

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