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Verb: swim (swam,swum,swimming)  swim
  1. Travel through water
    "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank"
  2. Be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
    - float
  3. Be dizzy or giddy
    "my brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne"
  4. Be covered with or submerged in a liquid
    "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy";
    - drown
  5. Move as if gliding through water
    "this snake swims through the soil where it lives"
Noun: swim  swim
  1. The act of swimming
    "they took a short swim in the pool";
    - swimming

Derived forms: swims, swam, swum, swimming

Type of: aquatics, be, go, locomote, move, travel, water sport

Encyclopedia: Swim