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Finnish

Verb

paisua (stem paisu-*)

  1. To swell (to become bigger, especially due to engorging).
    paisua ylpeydestä
    to swell with pride
  2. To expand (to increase in volume or scope).
    Höyry paisuu turbiinissa ja osa sen lämpöenergiasta muuttuu turbiinin liike-energiaksi.
    Steam expands in the turbine and part of its thermal energy transforms into kinetic energy of the turbine.
    Body Shop paisui muutamassa vuodessa kotiteollisuudesta maailmanlaajuiseksi ketjuksi.
    The Body Shop expanded from cottage industry into a worldwide chain within a few years.
  3. To mushroom (to grow quickly to a large size)
  4. To bilge or to bulge (swell).

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