What is another word for well up?

100 synonyms found


[ wˈɛl ˈʌp], [ wˈɛl ˈʌp], [ w_ˈɛ_l ˈʌ_p]

How to use "Well up" in context?

When a person is well up, they are feeling happy, content, or enthusiastic. Physically, a well up is an elevation of the blood pressure and heart rate due to increased blood flow. This increased flow can be from a variety of events, such as laughing, crying, or excitement. However, in order for the body to generate more pressure and flow, the individual must be physically and emotionally invested in what they are doing. When we are well up, we are paying attention to our surroundings and enjoying the experience. This mental and emotional state is essential in activating our natural well up response.

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