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verb [intransitive] billow pronunciation in British English /ˈbɪləʊ/
Word Forms
present tense
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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