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1. A sudden gathering of force, as of public opinion: a groundswell of antiwar sentiment.
2. A broad deep undulation of the ocean, often caused by a distant storm or an earthquake.
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1. (Physical Geography) a considerable swell of the sea, often caused by a distant storm or earthquake or by the passage of waves into shallow water
2. a strong public feeling or opinion that is detectable even though not openly expressed: a groundswell of discontent.
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1. a broad, deep swell or rolling of the sea, due to a distant storm or gale.
2. a surge of feelings, esp. among the general public: a groundswell of support.
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Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
groundswell[ˈgraʊndswɛl] n [support] → lame f de fond, vague f de fond
the groundswell of opinion against reform
BUT l'opinion publique qui est massivement contre la réforme.ground-to-air [ˌgraʊndtəˈɛər] modif → sol-air inv ground-to-air missileground-to-air missile [ˌgraʊndtəɛərˈmɪsaɪl] n → missile m sol-airground-to-ground [ˌgraʊndtəˈgraʊnd] adj → sol-sol invground troops npl → armée f de terre
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