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Verb: swim (swam,swum,swimming)  swim
  1. Move forward when submerged or floating on water by moving the body or limbs
    "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 covered with or submerged in a liquid
    "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy";
    - drown
  4. Move as if gliding through water
    "this snake swims through the soil where it lives"
  5. Be dizzy or giddy
    "my brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne"
Noun: swim  swim
  1. The act of swimming
    "they took a short swim in the pool";
    - swimming

Derived forms: swam, swum, swims, swimming

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

Encyclopedia: Swim, William