verb (used without object), swam [swam], /swæm/, swum [swuhm], /swʌm/, swim·ming [swim-ing]. /ˈswɪm ɪŋ/.
verb (used with object), swam [swam], /swæm/, swum [swuhm], /swʌm/, swim·ming [swim-ing]. /ˈswɪm ɪŋ/.
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Idioms for swim
Origin of swim
OTHER WORDS FROM swimswim·ma·ble, adjectiveswimmer, nounnon·swim·mer, nounoutswim, verb, out·swam, out·swum, out·swim·ming.
Words nearby swim
Example sentences from the Web for swim
Then, in August, the school announced it was cutting a slew of sports teams because of a financial crunch caused by the coronavirus pandemic — including the swim and dive team she captained for two years.Colleges cut sports to save money amid the pandemic. Then came the Title IX lawsuits.|Molly Hensley-Clancy|March 25, 2021|Washington Post
Yet somehow, after a chilly 55-degree swim amid its unfathomable depths, I emerged feeling stronger and more lit up than ever.Otherworldly Adventure at Crater Lake National Park|Emily Pennington|March 24, 2021|Outside Online
Jones is a veteran of another beloved-yet-controversial animated series on Adult Swim, The Boondocks.‘Black Dynamite’ Presents Police Brutality: The Musical|Stereo Williams|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Adult Swim airs ‘In Search of Miracle Man,’ its follow up to ‘Too Many Cooks,’ the deranged late-night comedy clip gone viral.There Are More 'Too Many Cooks' Where That First Fever Dream Came From|Kevin Fallon|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He walked down to the beach anyway, in the rain, and went for a long swim.Colm Toibin Describes The Creation Of His Quiet Masterpiece ‘Nora Webster’|Jennie Yabroff|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her downfall came about, because for a second she forgot that to swim in the shark pool, you have to always act like a shark.‘Housewife Tycoon’ Took On ‘Mad Men’ NYC Real Estate Market and Won|Vicky Ward|October 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
My father used to swim in these fountains, to cool off from the heat and to make my mother laugh.
But, do you know, I have a notion to go down to the beach and take a good wash and even a little swim, before dinner?The Awakening and Selected Short Stories|Kate Chopin
She felt her sails flapping about her, but none the less was she determined to reach her goal if she had to get out and swim.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Swim to the edge of the moat and, clambering out, take to his legs was naturally the first impulse.
He abandoned his grip of the wall and began to swim gently toward the eastern angle.
So, when they saw the land quite near, what did they do but leap overboard, and swim towards it!
British Dictionary definitions for swim
verb swims, swimming, swam or swum
Derived forms of swimswimmable, adjectiveswimmer, nounswimming, noun, adjective
Word Origin for swim
Idioms and Phrases with swim
In addition to the idioms beginning with swim
- swim against the current
- swim with the tide
- in the swim
- sink or swim