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Definition 1: come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things) - [verb of stative]

Samples where well up or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Strong emotions welled up
  • Smoke swelled from it

Synonyms for well up in the sense of this definition

(well up is a kind of ...) come into existence; take on form or shape

"A new religious movement originated in that country" "a love that sprang up from friendship" "the idea for the book grew out of a short story" "An interesting phenomenon uprose"

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