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Noun: swimming  swi-ming
  1. The act of swimming
    "it was the swimming they enjoyed most";
    - swim
Adjective: swimming  swi-ming
  1. Filled or brimming with tears
    "swimming eyes";
    - liquid
  2. (heraldry) applied to a fish depicted horizontally
    - naiant
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"

Derived forms: swimmings

See also: horizontal, tearful

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

Encyclopedia: Swimming