Definition of well verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    well

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//wɛl//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they well
     
    he / she / it wells
     
    past simple welled
     
    -ing form welling
     
     
    jump to other results
  1. 1[intransitive] well (up) (of a liquid) to rise to the surface of something and start to flow Tears were welling up in her eyes.
  2. 2 [intransitive] well (up) (literary) (of an emotion) to become stronger Hate welled up inside him as he thought of the two of them together.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: well