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dwell on


dwell upon

(intr, preposition) to think, speak, or write at length: it's no good dwelling on your misfortunes.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dwell on - delay
hesitate, waffle, waver - pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness; "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"
يُفَكِّر بِأِسْهاب
probíratrozebíratstále se obírat
dvæle ved
hugsa mikiî um; vera langorîur um
stále sa zaoberať
uğraşmaküzerinde durmak

w>dwell (up)on

vi +prep obj
(= spend time on)verweilen bei, sich länger aufhalten bei; (in thought) → verweilen bei, länger nachdenken über (+acc); to dwell (up)on the pastsich ständig mit der Vergangenheit befassen; let’s not dwell (up)on itwir wollen uns nicht (länger) damit aufhalten
(Mus) notehalten


(dwel) past tense, past participles dwelt (-t) , dwelled verb
to live (in a place). She dwelt in the middle of a dark forest.
ˈdwelling noun
a house, flat etc.
dwell on
to think or speak about something for a long time. It isn't a good thing to dwell on your problems.
References in classic literature ?
He shall not win her without contest; yet, if he be victorious and escape death, and if the deathless gods who dwell on Olympus grant him to win renown, verily he shall return to his dear native land, and I will give him my dear child and strong, swift- footed horses besides which he shall lead home to be cherished possessions; and may he rejoice in heart possessing these, and ever remember with gladness the painful contest.
She used to dwell on the cliff of Olenus by the banks of wide Peirus.