swum


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swum

 (swŭm)
v.
Past participle of swim.

swum

(swʌm)
vb
the past participle of swim

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.
Translations

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.

swum

pp de swim
References in classic literature ?
He would have swum to shore with merely a feeling of amused self-reproach akin to that of the man who absent-mindedly walks into a lamp-post in the street.
Let us see," said he, "I have swum above an hour, but as the wind is against me, that has retarded my speed; however, if I am not mistaken, I must be close to Tiboulen.
On ordinary occasions the boys would have swum alongside cheering; but now they were uneasy, for they had lost both Peter and Wendy, and were scouring the lagoon for them, calling them by name.