Swim is defined as to move through or float on water.(verb)
An example of swim is to compete in a backstroke race.
The definition of a swim is a period of moving or floating through the water.(noun)
An example of a swim is a doggie paddle through the pool.
Swim means something related to moving through a body of water.(adjective)
An example of swim used as an adjective is in the phrase "swim suit," which means clothing for going in the pool.
See swim in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME swimmen < OE swimman, akin to Ger schwimmen < IE base *swem-, to move vigorously, be in motion > Welsh chwyfio, to move
Origin: ME swime < OE swima, akin to Du zwijmen, to faint < IE base *swei-, to bend, turn > swift
See swim in American Heritage Dictionary 4
verb swam swam (swăm), swum swum (swŭm), swim·ming, swims verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English swimmen
Origin: , from Old English swimman.
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