well up


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Related to well up: tear up
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Verb1.well up - come up (as of feelings and thoughts, or other ephemeral things); "Strong emotions welled up"; "Smoke swelled from it"
arise, originate, spring up, uprise, develop, grow, rise - come into existence; take on form or shape; "A new religious movement originated in that country"; "a love that sprang up from friendship"; "the idea for the book grew out of a short story"; "An interesting phenomenon uprose"
Translations

w>well up

vi (water, liquid)emporsteigen, emporquellen; (fig)aufsteigen; (noise)anschwellen; tears welled up in her eyesTränen stiegen or schossen ihr in die Augen