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swim

noun (n)

  • the act of swimming (noun.act)
    Synonym: bathe, swimming
    Example:
    It was the swimming they enjoyed most.
    They took a short swim in the pool.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of swimming; a gliding motion, like that of one swimming. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • travel through water (verb.motion)
    Example:
    We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore.
    A big fish was swimming in the tank.
    source: wordnet30
  • be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom (verb.motion)
    Synonym: float
    Antonym: go down, go under, settle, sink
    source: wordnet30
  • be dizzy or giddy (verb.stative)
    Example:
    My brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne.
    source: wordnet30
  • be covered with or submerged in a liquid (verb.stative)
    Synonym: drown
    Example:
    The meat was swimming in a fatty gravy.
    source: wordnet30
  • move as if gliding through water (verb.motion)
    Example:
    This snake swims through the soil where it lives.
    source: wordnet30
  • To be supported by water or other fluid; not to sink; to float; as, any substance will swim, whose specific gravity is less than that of the fluid in which it is immersed. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To pass or move over or on by swimming; as, to swim a stream. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To be dizzy; to have an unsteady or reeling sensation; as, the head swims. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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