Words nearby swam
Definition for swam (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), swam, swum, swim·ming.
verb (used with object), swam, swum, swim·ming.
Origin of swim
OTHER WORDS FROM swimswim·ma·ble, adjectiveswim·mer, nounnon·swim·mer, nounout·swim, verb, out·swam, out·swum, out·swim·ming.
Examples from the Web for swam
She attended a multicultural performing arts school and swam competitively.
They swam in the direction of the lights of Giglio, not knowing exactly what they were swimming toward.I Survived a Deadly Shipwreck: Costa Concordia Passengers Tell Their Stories|Barbie Latza Nadeau|May 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If they swam just as strenuously on the tenth immersion as on the first, the risk of drowning would increase dramatically.
My friend, her boyfriend, and I woke up to find a wild, empty beach where we sunbathed, swam naked, and laughed all day.Nine Amazing Places To Skinny Dip Around The World|Erin Cunningham|September 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But not even 20 seconds later, we saw a huge, 14-foot shark that swam about 40 feet from us.Off the Hook: Eric Young’s Craziest Shark Catches (Video)|Anna Klassen|August 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
My eyes followed him till they swam with rising tears, and I could not wipe them away, as my hands were fettered.Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune|Charles James Lever
After "setting the hook" securely, Carol and Bill donned swim suits, dove overboard and swam lazily the 300 yards in to shore.The Day of the Dog|Anderson Horne
The men hesitated for a moment, but directly after let themselves down, and swam boldly after her.Christmas Penny Readings|George Manville Fenn
The wise bear deserted the ship in the midst of the rapids and swam ashore.America, Volume IV (of 6)|Joel Cook
Hazel ran out into the water until she was up to her neck, then she swam out.The Meadow-Brook Girls by the Sea|Janet Aldridge
British Dictionary definitions for swam (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for swam (2 of 2)
verb swims, swimming, swam or swum
Derived forms of swimswimmable, adjectiveswimmer, nounswimming, noun, adjective
Word Origin for swim
Idioms and Phrases with swam
In addition to the idioms beginning with swim
- swim against the current
- swim with the tide
- in the swim
- sink or swim