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Slang for lying; to decieve or beguile. A slang term derived from the DC/MD metro area. Typically used in its progressive present participle: swelling.

-Note it is not common to use in simple form present tense: Swell
"My homeboy has a 92 Geo Prism and said he drove a G35 Infinity...swelling (lying) like sh*t"
by Michanism October 7, 2009
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Another phrase to use if you ever appear on a 50's sitcom.
Goes along great with gee wiz!
means: that's great!
Little Billy: Gee, That's swell! I've never ridden a bike before!
by whitelulu October 27, 2006
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an old word that basically means fantastic, generally used by old people or hipsters to try to sound hip.
Clark: I think it's just swell!
Lois: Swell? You know, Clark, there are very few people left in the world these days who sound comfortable saying that word.
Clark Kent: What?
Lois Lane: "Swell".
Clark Kent: Really? It just sort of comes naturally to me.
by supmy December 16, 2011
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My son uses this to explain what he is going to do. If he is going to the gym to pump weights, he will say i'm going to go get my swell on
I'll be back in two hours, I'm going to the gym to get my (swell on)
by mwn560 December 8, 2009
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a word used to make one's self sound corny yet in a delightful and jolly way; can also be used to create heavy sarcasm through an optimistic sounding word
Jennie: hey, how's your ten page paper comin along?

Nick: oh, just...swell!

Jennie: you didnt start it did you?

Nick:...nope
by mariadabombp January 28, 2010
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A: Something that is going well / good
B: Liquid being pumped into something to increase its size (Most common use is blood in the muscles after a hard workout)
C: A gnarly wave
A: Hows your day been?
Just swell and yours?

B: Yo brah, im going to the gym to get my swell on, wanna join?

B: Dude, getting punched in the face made my eye swell up like a balloon.

C: Dude, tubular swells out on the north shore today.
by Frat-tastical Menace June 19, 2011
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From ye olde English, "'Tis well." Very popular in chatty movies of the 1930s, began to be used sarcastically in the '40s. Nowadays, totally passe (French for "over with.")
by Gedaliah August 21, 2006
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