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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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5) There were two Groundswells held in 2011 and the change between them is illustrative of Nightwood's new direction: in the first version, 17-26 February, three plays were read that came out of the Groundswell Playwrights Unit and four out of Write from the Hip, Nightwood's in-house program for young emerging playwrights.
Inspired by Femfest (produced by Sarasvati Theatre in Winnipeg) and The Groundswell Festival (produced by Nightwood Theatre in Toronto), this event will feature sizzling staged readings to light up the Calgary stage across two nights.
Second, we simply do not have the time for "slowly creating groundswells that eventually lead to sea changes.