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What feelings and emotions do - thesaurus

Synonyms

color

verb

if a feeling colors the way someone sounds, it shows in how they speak or in what they say

come over

if a feeling comes over you, it suddenly affects you in a strong way

sweep over

to suddenly affect someone very strongly

grip

verb

to have a strong effect on someone

heighten

verb

if something heightens a feeling or emotion, or if a feeling or emotion heightens, it becomes stronger

engulf

verb

if a thought or emotion engulfs you, it controls your thoughts or feelings

pulse

verb

to fill a person or place with a quality or strong emotion

surge

verb

if a feeling or an emotion surges, you start to feel it very strongly

grow

verb

if feelings or qualities grow, they become stronger

run

verb

if a feeling runs through you, you experience it

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coil

verb

used about a feeling that is becoming so strong you may soon be unable to control it

come through

if a feeling or quality that someone or something has comes through, it can be clearly understood or seen

come upon

if a thought or feeling comes upon you, you have it

cool

verb

if a feeling such as love or anger cools, it becomes less strong

course

verb

if an emotion or physical feeling courses through you, you suddenly feel it strongly

creep

verb

if an emotion or feeling creeps somewhere, someone gradually starts to experience it

crowd in on

if things such as thoughts or memories crowd in on you, they seem to threaten you and make you feel upset

deepen

verb

if a feeling or relationship deepens, or if something deepens it, it becomes stronger

devour

verb

if you are devoured by a feeling, you feel it very strongly and cannot get rid of it

drain

verb

if a feeling drains from you, it goes away so that you do not feel it any more

fall away

Britishliterary if something such as a sound or feeling falls away, it becomes weaker and disappears

fill

verb

if something fills you with a particular emotion, you feel that emotion very strongly

flood

verb

mainly literary if an emotion floods through you, or if you are flooded with an emotion, you suddenly feel it strongly

flow

verb

if a feeling flows through you, you suddenly feel it strongly

germinate

verb

if an idea or feeling germinates, it develops from something very small

get the better of someone

if an emotion or feeling gets the better of you, it is too strong for you to control and it makes you do something that you did not intend to do

go out of

if a feeling or quality goes out of someone or something, they do not have it anymore

impel

verb

formal if a feeling or idea impels you to do something, it forces you to do it

invade

verb

mainly literary to affect someone in an annoying way that they cannot ignore

kindle

verb

mainly literary if an emotion kindles, it begins to develop

overpower

verb

to affect someone so strongly that they cannot think or behave normally

pierce

verb

if a feeling pierces you, it affects you very strongly

quicken

verb

mainly literary if a feeling quickens, or if something quickens it, it becomes stronger

rack

verb

to make someone or something suffer from pain or unpleasant feelings

return

verb

if a feeling or situation returns, it starts to happen again

ripple

verb

if a feeling or sound ripples through someone or through a group of people, it spreads gradually

rise

verb

if a feeling or emotion rises, it becomes stronger

run away with

if feelings, ideas, etc. run away with someone, they make someone say or do something stupid

run/go deep

if a feeling runs or goes deep, it is very strong and difficult to change

run high

if emotions are running high, people are angry or emotional about something

run through

if a feeling runs through a group of people, they all feel it

seep

verb

if a bad feeling or idea seeps somewhere, you start to feel it or believe it

seize

verb

mainly literary if a feeling or emotion seizes someone, it suddenly affects them very strongly

show

verb

if your feelings or thoughts show, people know what you are feeling or thinking from the way that you behave

stab

verb

if an unpleasant or negative feeling stabs you, you suddenly feel it very strongly

steal

verb

if a feeling steals over someone, they gradually begin to feel it

stick in your throat

if words stick in your throat, you cannot say them because of the strong emotion that you are feeling

stir

verb

if an emotion or thought stirs in you, you feel it or think about it

take possession (of)

literary if something takes possession of you, it starts to control you or have a strong effect on you

wane

verb

if a feeling or power wanes, it becomes weaker or less important

wash

verb

literary if a feeling washes over or through you, you feel it very strongly and unexpectedly

wear off

if a feeling wears off, it gradually disappears

well

verb

if feelings well or well up inside you, they become very strong

whirl

verb

if your mind, thoughts, or feelings whirl, you feel very confused or upset

wrack

another spelling of rack

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a form of location that involves the underwater detonation of a bomb which causes sound waves that are picked up by ships

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