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  1. the simple past tense of swim.

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How to use swam in a sentence

  • She would not join the groups in their sports and bouts, but intoxicated with her newly conquered power, she swam out alone.

  • He swam with her upon the summit of the breaking Wave, lifted upon its crest, swept onward irresistibly.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • The diver did not stop a moment longer, but swam back to the shore to his waiting friends.

  • He was nearing a village, but saw nothing save a red mist that swam before him like a fog.

    Uncanny Tales | Various
  • The reindeer swam through the deep water and waded out to the opposite bank.

    The Later Cave-Men | Katharine Elizabeth Dopp

British Dictionary definitions for swam


/ (swæm) /

  1. the past tense of swim

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