Swim meaning

swĭm
To experience a floating or giddy sensation; be dizzy.
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To execute (a particular stroke) in swimming.
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To appear to float or spin slowly.

The room swam before my eyes.

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To move through or across (a body of water or a distance) by swimming.

She swam the channel. I swam 10 laps.

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An area, as of a river, abounding in fish.
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Of, relating to, or used for swimming.

A swim mask.

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To move through water by movements of the arms and legs, or of flippers, fins, tail, etc.
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To move with a smooth, gliding motion, as though swimming.
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To float on the surface of a liquid.
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To be covered or saturated with or as with a liquid.
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To overflow; be flooded.

Eyes swimming with tears.

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To move across (a body of water) by swimming.
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To cause to swim or float.
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To perform (a specified stroke) in swimming.
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The act or motion of swimming.
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A period of swimming for sport.

A short swim before lunch.

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A distance swum or to be swum.
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Of or for swimming.

Swim trunks.

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The condition of being dizzy; dizzy spell.
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To be dizzy.

The excitement made my head swim.

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To have a hazy, reeling, or whirling appearance.

The room swam before me.

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Someone Who Isn't Me; Someone Who Isn't Myself.
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The definition of a swim is a period of moving or floating through the water.

An example of a swim is a doggie paddle through the pool.

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Swim means something related to moving through a body of water.

An example of swim used as an adjective is in the phrase "swim suit," which means clothing for going in the pool.

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Swim is defined as to move through or float on water.

An example of swim is to compete in a backstroke race.

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To float on water or another liquid.

Suds swam on the surface of the dishwater.

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in the swim
  • Active in the general current of affairs.
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swim against the stream
  • To move counter to a prevailing trend.
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in the swim
  • Conforming to the current fashions, or active in the main current of affairs.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

swim against the stream

Origin of swim

  • Middle English swimmen from Old English swimman
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition