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swim

 (swĭm)
v. swam (swăm), swum (swŭm), swim·ming, swims
v.intr.
1.
a. To move through or on top of water by moving the limbs, fins, or tail or by undulating the body: Ducks swam in the pond.
b. To play or relax in water: The children went swimming in the surf.
2. To float on water or another liquid: Suds swam on the surface of the dishwater.
3.
a. To be covered or flooded with a liquid: chicken swimming in gravy.
b. To possess a superfluity; abound: After winning the lottery, she was swimming in money.
4. To experience a floating or giddy sensation; be dizzy: "his brain still swimming with the effects of the last night's champagne" (Robert Smith Surtees).
5. To appear to float or spin slowly: The room swam before my eyes.
v.tr.
1. To move through or across (a body of water or a distance) by swimming: She swam the channel. I swam 10 laps.
2. To execute (a particular stroke) in swimming.
n.
1.
a. The act of swimming: went for a swim before lunch.
b. A distance covered by or period of time spent swimming.
2. An area, as of a river, abounding in fish.
adj.
Of, relating to, or used for swimming: a swim mask.
Idioms:
in the swim
Active in the general current of affairs.
swim against the stream
To move counter to a prevailing trend.

[Middle English swimmen, from Old English swimman.]

swim′ma·ble adj.
swim′mer n.

swim

(swɪm)
vb, swims, swimming, swam or swum
1. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) (intr) to move along in water, etc, by means of movements of the body or parts of the body, esp the arms and legs, or (in the case of fish) tail and fins
2. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) (tr) to cover (a distance or stretch of water) in this way
3. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) (tr) to compete in (a race) in this way
4. (intr) to be supported by and on a liquid; float
5. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) (tr) to use (a particular stroke) in swimming
6. (intr) to move smoothly, usually through air or over a surface
7. (intr) to reel or seem to reel: my head swam; the room swam around me.
8. (intr; often foll by in or with) to be covered or flooded with water or other liquid
9. (often foll by: in) to be liberally supplied (with): he's swimming in money.
10. (tr) to cause to float or swim
11. (tr) to provide (something) with water deep enough to float in
12. swim against the tide stream to resist prevailing opinion
13. swim with the tide stream to conform to prevailing opinion
n
14. (Swimming, Water Sports & Surfing) the act, an instance, or period of swimming
15. any graceful gliding motion
16. a condition of dizziness; swoon
17. (Angling) a pool in a river good for fishing
18. in the swim informal fashionable or active in social or political activities
[Old English swimman; related to Old Norse svima, German schwimmen, Gothic swumsl pond, Norwegian svamla to paddle]
ˈswimmable adj
ˈswimmer n
ˈswimming n, adj

swim

(swɪm)

v. swam, swum, swim•ming,
n. v.i.
1. to move in water by using the limbs, fins, tail, etc.
2. to float on the surface of water or some other liquid.
3. to move, rest, or be suspended in air as if swimming in water.
4. to move, glide, or go smoothly over a surface.
5. to be immersed or flooded with a liquid: eyes swimming with tears.
6. to be dizzy or giddy; seem to whirl: My head began to swim.
v.t.
7. to move along in or cross (a body of water) by swimming.
8. to perform (a particular stroke) in swimming.
9. to cause to swim or float.
n.
10. an act, instance, or period of swimming.
11. a motion as of swimming.
Idioms:
in the swim, alert to or actively engaged in current affairs, social activities, etc.
[before 900; Middle English swimmen, Old English swimman, c. Old Saxon, Old High German swimman, Old Norse svimma]
swim′mer, n.

swim


Past participle: swum
Gerund: swimming

Imperative
swim
swim
Present
I swim
you swim
he/she/it swims
we swim
you swim
they swim
Preterite
I swam
you swam
he/she/it swam
we swam
you swam
they swam
Present Continuous
I am swimming
you are swimming
he/she/it is swimming
we are swimming
you are swimming
they are swimming
Present Perfect
I have swum
you have swum
he/she/it has swum
we have swum
you have swum
they have swum
Past Continuous
I was swimming
you were swimming
he/she/it was swimming
we were swimming
you were swimming
they were swimming
Past Perfect
I had swum
you had swum
he/she/it had swum
we had swum
you had swum
they had swum
Future
I will swim
you will swim
he/she/it will swim
we will swim
you will swim
they will swim
Future Perfect
I will have swum
you will have swum
he/she/it will have swum
we will have swum
you will have swum
they will have swum
Future Continuous
I will be swimming
you will be swimming
he/she/it will be swimming
we will be swimming
you will be swimming
they will be swimming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swimming
you have been swimming
he/she/it has been swimming
we have been swimming
you have been swimming
they have been swimming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swimming
you will have been swimming
he/she/it will have been swimming
we will have been swimming
you will have been swimming
they will have been swimming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swimming
you had been swimming
he/she/it had been swimming
we had been swimming
you had been swimming
they had been swimming
Conditional
I would swim
you would swim
he/she/it would swim
we would swim
you would swim
they would swim
Past Conditional
I would have swum
you would have swum
he/she/it would have swum
we would have swum
you would have swum
they would have swum
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swim - the act of swimmingswim - the act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool"
aquatics, water sport - sports that involve bodies of water
bathe - the act of swimming; "the Englishman said he had a good bathe"
skinny-dip - a naked swim
plunge, dip - a brief swim in water
dive, diving - a headlong plunge into water
floating, natation - the act of someone who floats on the water
skin diving, skin-dive - underwater swimming without any more breathing equipment than a snorkel
Verb1.swim - travel through water; "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
school - swim in or form a large group of fish; "A cluster of schooling fish was attracted to the bait"
break water, fin - show the fins above the water while swimming; "The sharks were finning near the surface"
fin - propel oneself through the water in a finning motion
paddle - swim like a dog in shallow water
crawl - swim by doing the crawl; "European children learn the breast stroke; they often don't know how to crawl"
breaststroke - swim with the face down and extend the arms forward and outward while kicking with the leg
backstroke - swim on one's back
skinny-dip - bathe in the nude; "The young people were skinny-dipping in the pond"
dive - swim under water; "the children enjoyed diving and looking for shells"
2.swim - be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
float - move lightly, as if suspended; "The dancer floated across the stage"
float - set afloat; "He floated the logs down the river"; "The boy floated his toy boat on the pond"
buoy - float on the surface of water
3.swim - be dizzy or giddy; "my brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
4.swim - be covered with or submerged in a liquid; "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
5.swim - move as if gliding through water; "this snake swims through the soil where it lives"
go, locomote, move, travel - change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"

swim

verb
1. go swimming, bathe, take a dip, dip They loved the outdoors, and swam in the sea in all weathers.
2. reel, spin, swirl, revolve, whirl, twirl, go round and round The musty aroma of the incense made her head swim.
3. be covered in, be immersed in, be soaked in, be drenched in, be saturated in broccoli swimming in thick sauce
noun
1. dip, plunge, bathe, paddle, dive When can we go for a swim, Mam?

swim

verb
To have the sensation of turning in circles:
noun
The act of swimming:
Translations
سِباحَهيَدور ، يَتَحَرَّك بصورةٍ دائِرِيَّهيَسْبَحيَسْبَحُيَسْتَحِّمُ
плувам
plavatplavánívykoupat semotat se
svømmesvømmeturbadekøre rundt
naĝi
ujuma
uidakylpeä
לשחות
plivatikupati se
forog vele a világúszásúszik
renang
sundsyndafljóta; svima, sundla
泳ぐ
수영하다
natarenatatio
glaudėsmaudymosi kostiumasnuplauktipaplaukiojimaspaplūdęs
iet raibam gar acīmnopeldētpārpeldētpeldepeldēšanās
înota
plávaniezaplávanie si
plavatiplavanje
simmabada
ว่ายน้ำอาบน้ำ
bơiđầm mình

swim

[swɪm] (swam (vb: pt) (swum (pp)))
A. N to have a swimdarse un baño, nadar
I had a lovely swim this morningme di un baño estupendo esta mañana
after a two-kilometre swimdespués de nadar dos kilómetros
it's a long swim back to the shorehay un buen trecho a nado hasta la playa
that was a long swim for a childeso fue mucho nadar para un niño
to go for a swimir a nadar or a bañarse
to be in the swim (o.f.) → estar al corriente or al tanto
to keep in the swim (o.f.) → mantenerse al día
B. VT
1. [+ stretch of water] → pasar a nado, cruzar a nado
he was the first man to swim the English channelfue el primer hombre que cruzó a nado el Canal de la Mancha
2. [+ length, race] → nadar
he can swim two lengthspuede nadar dos largos
she swam ten lengths of the poolse hizo diez largos en la piscina
to swim (the) crawlnadar a crol
before I had swum ten strokesantes de haber dado diez brazadas
she can't swim a strokeno sabe nadar en absoluto
she swam the 400 metres medleynadó los 400 metros a cuatro estilos
C. VI
1. [person, fish] → nadar
I can't swimno sé nadar
to swim across a riverpasar or cruzar un río a nado
we managed to swim ashorelogramos llegar nadando hasta la orilla
then we swam backluego volvimos (nadando)
we shall have to swim for ittendremos que echarnos al agua, tendremos que salvarnos nadando
to go swimmingir a nadar or bañarse
to learn to swimaprender a nadar
to swim out to seaalejarse nadando de la playa
to swim under waternadar debajo del agua, bucear
to swim against the stream or tidenadar contra corriente
to swim with the stream or tidedejarse llevar por la corriente
2. (= float) → flotar
the meat was swimming in gravyla carne flotaba or nadaba en la salsa
her eyes were swimming with tearstenía los ojos inundados de lágrimas
to be swimming in moneynadar en la abundancia
3. (dizzily) (= reel) [room, head] → dar vueltas
my head is swimmingme estoy mareando, me da vueltas la cabeza
everything swam before my eyestodo parecía que daba vueltas ante mis ojos

swim

[ˈswɪm]
vb [swam] [ˈswæm] (pt) [swum] [ˈswʌm] (pp)
vi
[person, animal, fish] → nager
Can you swim? → Tu sais nager?
to swim across sth
She swam across the river → Elle a traversé la rivière à la nage.
to swim ashore → nager jusqu'au rivage
to go swimming (in the sea, a river)aller nager; (in a swimming pool)aller à la piscine
(as sport)faire de la natation
(= spin) [head, room] → tourner
(= be covered in, full of) to be swimming in sth [+ sauce, oil] → baigner dans qch
The steak was swimming in thick sauce → Le steak baignait dans une sauce épaisse.
His eyes were swimming with tears → Ses yeux étaient baignés de larmes.
vt
[+ river, the Channel] → traverser (à la nage)
[+ distance] → nager
Once I swam eight kilometres → Un jour j'ai nagé huit kilomètres.
to swim a length → nager une longueur
[+ race] → nager
n
to go for a swim → aller nager, aller se baigner

swim

vb: pret <swam>, ptp <swum>
n
after a 2 km swimnach 2 km Schwimmen, nachdem ich/er etc 2 km geschwommen war; it’s a long swimes ist weit (zu schwimmen); that was a nice swimdas (Schwimmen) hat Spaß gemacht!; I like or enjoy a swimich gehe gern (mal) schwimmen, ich schwimme gern (mal); to have a swimschwimmen
(inf) to be in the/out of the swimup to date/nicht mehr up to date sein; (= socially active)mitmischen (inf)/den Anschluss verloren haben
vtschwimmen; river, Channeldurchschwimmen
vischwimmen; to swim backzurückschwimmen; we shall have to swim for itwir werden schwimmen müssen; the room swam before my eyesdas Zimmer verschwamm vor meinen Augen; my head is swimmingmir dreht sich alles, mir ist ganz schwummrig (inf)

swim

[swɪm] (swam (vb: pt) (swum (pp)))
1. n
a.nuotata
it's a long swim back to the shore → è una bella nuotata fino alla spiaggia
to go for a swim → andare a fare una nuotata
to have a swim → fare una nuotata
b. (fam) to be in the swimessere al corrente
2. vt (river) → attraversare a nuoto; (distance) → nuotare per
to swim the crawl → nuotare a crawl
to swim a length → fare una vasca
she can't swim a stroke → non sa nuotare
3. vi (gen) → nuotare; (as sport) → fare nuoto
to go swimming → andare a nuotare
to swim across a river → attraversare un fiume a nuoto
my head is swimming (fig) → mi gira la testa
the meat was swimming in gravy → la carne galleggiava nel sugo
eyes swimming with tears → occhi inondati di lacrime

swim

(swim) present participle ˈswimming: past tense swam (swӕm) : past participle swum (swam) verb
1. to move through water using arms and legs or fins, tails etc. The children aren't allowed to go sailing until they've learnt to swim; I'm going / I've been swimming; She swam to the shore; They watched the fish swimming about in the aquarium.
2. to cross (a river etc), compete in (a race), cover (a distance etc) by swimming. He swam three lengths of the swimming-pool; She can't swim a stroke (= at all).
3. to seem to be moving round and round, as a result of dizziness etc. His head was swimming; Everything began to swim before his eyes.
noun
an act of swimming. We went for a swim in the lake.
ˈswimmer noun
a person who swims or who can swim. He's a strong swimmer.
ˈswimming adjective
covered with, or floating in, a liquid. meat swimming in/with grease.
ˈswimming-bath, ˈswimming-pool nouns
an indoor or outdoor pool for swimming in.
ˈswimming-trunks noun plural
short pants worn by boys and men for swimming.
ˈswimsuit, ˈswimming-costume nouns
a (woman's) garment worn for swimming.

swim

يَسْبَحُ, يَسْتَحِّمُ plavat, vykoupat se bade, svømme baden, schwimmen κάνω μπάνιο, κολυμπώ bañarse, nadar kylpeä, uida nager, se baigner kupati se, plivati fare il bagno, nuotare 泳ぐ 수영하다 baden (zich), zwemmen bade, svømme popłynąć, wykąpać się banhar-se, nadar, tomar banho купаться, плавать bada, simma ว่ายน้ำ, อาบน้ำ yüzmek bơi, đầm mình 沐浴, 游泳

swim

vi. nadar.

swim

vi (pret swam; pp swum; ger swimming) nadar; to go swimming ir a bañarse, ir a nadar
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Could swim like a duck, paddled round the castle till he came to a little door guarded by two stout fellows, knocked their heads together till they cracked like a couple of nuts, then, by a trifling exertion of his prodigious strength, he smashed in the door, went up a pair of stone steps covered with dust a foot thick, toads as big as your fist, and spiders that would frighten you into hysterics, MIss March.
After my swim, while I was playing about indolently in the water, I heard the sound of hoofs and wheels on the bridge.
She wanted to swim far out, where no woman had swum before.
Is he a bird, to spread his wings; or is he a fish, to swim without air
After these secret scenes I chattered more than ever, going on volubly enough till one of our prodigious, palpable hushes occurred-- I can call them nothing else--the strange, dizzy lift or swim (I try for terms
With that, he all of a sudden seemed somehow, in some queer fashion, to swim off into the air.
In two days we had it all done and the water in -- a spacious pool of clear pure water that a body could swim in.
De river wuz a- risin', en dey wuz a good current; so I reck'n'd 'at by fo' in de mawnin' I'd be twenty-five mile down de river, en den I'd slip in jis b'fo' daylight en swim asho', en take to de woods on de Illinois side.
It was a common trick with the boys--particularly if a stranger was present--to pretend a cramp and howl for help; then when the stranger came tearing hand over hand to the rescue, the howler would go on struggling and howling till he was close at hand, then replace the howl with a sarcastic smile and swim blandly away, while the town boys assailed the dupe with a volley of jeers and laughter.
They took a swim about every hour, so it was close upon the middle of the afternoon when they got back to camp.
My eyes were covered and closed: eddying darkness seemed to swim round me, and reflection came in as black and confused a flow.
When th' eggs hatches out th' little chap he'll be kep' so busy it'll make his head swim.