Dictionary definitions and meanings of the word swim

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This post talks about the dictionary definition and meanings of the English word swim. phonetic, phonetics, origin, meanings


Phonetic

swɪm


Phonetics

Text pronounciation: undefined

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Origin of the word

Old English swimman (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zwemmen and German schwimmen .


Meanings

Part Of speech

verb

Definition

propel the body through water by using the limbs, or (in the case of a fish or other aquatic animal) by using fins, tail, or other bodily movement.

Example

they swam ashore

Synonyms

bathe,go swimming,take a dip,dip,splash around,float,tread water,dive,plunge,snorkel


Definition

be immersed in or covered with liquid.

Example

mashed potatoes swimming in gravy

Synonyms

be saturated in,be drenched in,be soaked in,be steeped in,be immersed in,be covered in,be full of


Definition

appear to reel or whirl before one's eyes.

Example

Emily rubbed her eyes as the figures swam before her eyes


Part Of speech

noun

Definition

an act or period of swimming.

Example

we went for a swim in the river


Definition

a pool in a river that is a particularly good spot for fishing.

Example

he landed two 5 lb chub from the same swim



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