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ground·swell

 (ground′swĕl′)
n.
1. A sudden gathering of force, as of public opinion: a groundswell of antiwar sentiment.
2. A broad deep undulation of the ocean, often caused by a distant storm or an earthquake.

groundswell

(ˈɡraʊndˌswɛl)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a considerable swell of the sea, often caused by a distant storm or earthquake or by the passage of waves into shallow water
2. a strong public feeling or opinion that is detectable even though not openly expressed: a groundswell of discontent.

ground•swell

(ˈgraʊndˌswɛl)

n.
1. a broad, deep swell or rolling of the sea, due to a distant storm or gale.
2. a surge of feelings, esp. among the general public: a groundswell of support.
[1810–20]
Translations

groundswell

[ˈgraʊndswel] Nmar m de fondo (fig) → marejada f

groundswell

[ˈgraʊndswɛl] n [support] → lame f de fond, vague f de fond
the groundswell of opinion against reform
BUT l'opinion publique qui est massivement contre la réforme.ground-to-air [ˌgraʊndtəˈɛər] modifsol-air inv ground-to-air missileground-to-air missile [ˌgraʊndtəɛərˈmɪsaɪl] nmissile m sol-airground-to-ground [ˌgraʊndtəˈgraʊnd] adjsol-sol invground troops nplarmée f de terre

groundswell

[ˈgraʊndˌswɛl] nmareggiata; (fig) → ondata
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