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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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Through screenings of Love Free or Die, as well as Groundswell speaking engagements, the Groundswell of Courage invites faith communities and college and seminary student groups to form their own local Groundswells.
NEW YORK, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Groundswell, a social action initiative of Auburn Seminary, will launch the Groundswell of Courage campaign, a multifaith, national, grassroots campaign that supports full LGBTQ equality and dignity this Saturday, April 14th, 2012, in North Carolina, just 24 days before North Carolina's May 8 ballot initiative that would change the state constitution and ban same-sex marriage and legal recognition for North Carolina's LGBTQ couples.
Second, we simply do not have the time for "slowly creating groundswells that eventually lead to sea changes.
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