verb (used without object), swam, swum, swim·ming.
verb (used with object), swam, swum, swim·ming.
Origin of swim
Related formsswim·ma·ble, adjectiveswim·mer, nounnon·swim·mer, nounout·swim, verb, out·swam, out·swum, out·swim·ming.
Examples from the Web for swim
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.
(She addresses me in various terms of endearment, as one would an old friend, and invites me to swim in her pool after lunch).
One year ago, Diana Nyad completed her 35-year quest to do the impossible: a 53-hour swim from Cuba to Florida.
"She says she cannot swim, and the girl cannot swim," Hassan says.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And, if ye're reasonable, I'll not even trouble you to swim for it this time.Captain Blood|Rafael Sabatini
Other children were thrown into rivers and those who could swim were shot down as they struggled in the water.With Our Soldiers in France|Sherwood Eddy
And then the people of the hill rose up and went into the stream to swim.Gods and Fighting Men|Lady I. A. Gregory
Hunferth calls Beowulf a mudscow; Breca and Beowulf swim like two dead herrings.The Translations of Beowulf|Chauncey Brewster Tinker
But in the season of neap tides enough water is left for them to swim about within the semi-circle of stakes.A Canadian Manor and Its Seigneurs|George M. Wrong
British Dictionary definitions for swim
verb swims, swimming, swam or swum
Derived Formsswimmable, 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