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verb [intransitive] billow pronunciation in American English /ˈbɪloʊ/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theybillow
he/she/itbillows
present participlebillowing
past tensebillowed
past participlebillowed

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  1. 1
    to be filled with air and swell out like a sail

    The sheets billowed on the clothes line.

    billow out:

    His cloak billowed out behind him.

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  2. 2
    if smoke or steam billows, it rises or moves in clouds

    Smoke was billowing from the campfire.

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