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swim

swim

 
 
pronunciation:
swIm
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: swims, swimming, swam, swum
definition 1: to move through water by means of bodily motions.
 
similar words:
bathe
definition 2: to float on water or other liquid.
definition 3: to glide or flow as though moving through water.
definition 4: to be immersed.
peaches that are swimming in cream
similar words:
bathe
definition 5: to seem to spin or move crazily.
Strange objects swam before my eyes.
definition 6: to feel dizzy or faint.
My head was swimming.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to cross or move through (an expanse of water) by means of bodily motions.
definition 2: to cause to move through or float on water.
definition 3: to use (a specific stroke or style) in swimming.
He swims the crawl and the breaststroke.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the act or a period of swimming.
similar words:
dip
derivations: swimmable (adj.), swimmer (n.)
Word Builder: swim +
  • swimsuit:
    clothing that you wear when you swim.
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