verb (used without object), swam, swum, swim·ming.
verb (used with object), swam, swum, swim·ming.
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Idioms for swim
Origin of swim
OTHER WORDS FROM swimswim·ma·ble, adjectiveswim·mer, nounnon·swim·mer, nounout·swim, verb, out·swam, out·swum, out·swim·ming.
Words nearby swim
Example sentences from the Web for swimmers
He provided a description of himself—blond, blue-eyed, healthy—and even offered up his swimmers at no cost.The Sperm Donor Trap: Should Your DNA Follow You for Life?|Lizzie Crocker|January 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Swimmers now enjoy its 12,000-square-meter aquatic theme park.Architectural White Elephants: Beijing, London, and the Post-Olympics Curse|Melinda Liu|August 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She lived in a dormitory, joining some 80 other swimmers; their practice sessions ran an exhausting five-and-a-half hours a day.China’s Olympic Soul-Searching: What the Games Have Taught the Country|Melinda Liu, Paul Mooney|August 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The top 16 swimmers from the heats progress to the semifinals, and the top eight then advance to the final.Austrian Markus Rogan: Olympic Swimming’s Dark Horse|Robin Arzón|July 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Not all swimmers were wearing these suits at championships, though, and races were becoming manifestly unfair.Why Ban Full-Body Olympics Swimsuits? A Scientist Explains Polyurethane|John D. Barrow|July 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
When in this position, the swimmers begin to turn backward, using the arms the same is in the backward (single) somersault.Swimming Scientifically Taught|Frank Eugen Dalton and Louis C. Dalton
It's a nice day for a swim, so I thought I'd come sell refreshments to the swimmers.The Blue Ghost Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
If you see any swimmers in the water, pursue and pick them up.Dave Darrin on the Asiatic Station|H. Irving Hancock
Then went up a great cry and quickly naught could be seen save a few heads of swimmers dotting the blue water.Ulric the Jarl|William O. Stoddard
The two other swimmers followed example, then all three dived off the twelve foot pontoon toward their floats.The Cruise of the Dry Dock|T. S. Stribling
British Dictionary definitions for swimmers (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for swimmers (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 swimmers
In addition to the idioms beginning with swim
- swim against the current
- swim with the tide
- in the swim
- sink or swim