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Definition of well verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

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well

verb
/wɛl/ well pronunciation American
 
1 [intransitive] well (up) (of a liquid) to rise to the surface of something and start to flowTears were welling up in her eyes.2 [intransitive] well (up) (literary) (of an emotion) to become strongerHate welled up inside him as he thought of the two of them together.