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swim

[ swim ]
/ sw瑟m /
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verb (used without object), swam [swam], /sw忙m/, swum [swuhm], /sw蕦m/, swim路ming [swim-ing]. /藞sw瑟m 瑟艐/.
verb (used with object), swam [swam], /sw忙m/, swum [swuhm], /sw蕦m/, swim路ming [swim-ing]. /藞sw瑟m 瑟艐/.
noun
an act, instance, or period of swimming.
a motion as of swimming; a smooth, gliding movement.
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Idioms about swim

    in the swim, alert to or actively engaged in events; in the thick of things: Despite her age, she is still in the swim.

Origin of swim

First recorded before 900; Middle English swimmen, Old English swimman; cognate with Dutch zwemmen, German schwimmen, Old Norse svimma

OTHER WORDS FROM swim

swim路ma路ble, adjectiveswimmer, nounnon路swim路mer, nounoutswim, verb, out路swam, out路swum, out路swim路ming.
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British Dictionary definitions for swim

swim
/ (sw瑟m) /

verb swims, swimming, swam or swum
noun

Derived forms of swim

swimmable, adjectiveswimmer, nounswimming, noun, adjective

Word Origin for swim

Old English swimman; related to Old Norse svima, German schwimmen, Gothic swumsl pond, Norwegian svamla to paddle
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