HyperDic: swim

English > 6 senses of the word swim:
VERBmotionswimtravel through water
motionswim, floatbe afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
stativeswimbe dizzy or giddy
stativeswim, drownbe covered with or submerged in a liquid
motionswimmove as if gliding through water
NOUNactswim, swimmingthe act of swimming
swim > pronunciation
Soundsswih'm
Rhymesacronym ... whim: 31 rhymes with ihm...
English > swim: 6 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of swimming.
Example"it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool"
Synonymswimming
NarrowerbatheThe act of swimming
dip, plungeA brief swim in water
dive, divingA headlong plunge into water
floating, natationThe act of someone who floats on the water
skin diving, skin-diveUnderwater swimming without any more breathing equipment than a snorkel
skinny-dipA naked swim
Broaderwater sport, aquaticssports that involve bodies of water
Spanishnatación
Catalannatació
Verbsswimtravel through water
swimbe afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom
English > swim: 6 senses > verb 1, motion
MeaningTravel through water.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThese men swim across the river; These men swim the river
Examples
  • "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"
  • "a big fish was swimming in the tank"
Narrowerbackstrokeswim on one's back
batheSwim for pleasure or recreation
breaststrokeswim with the face down and extend the arms forward and outward while kicking with the leg
crawlswim by doing the crawl
diveswim under water
fin, break watershow the fins above the water while swimming
finpropel oneself through the water in a finning motion
paddleswim like a dog in shallow water
schoolswim in or form a large group of fish
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishnadar
Catalannedar
Nounsswimmera trained athlete who participates in swimming meets
swimmera person who travels through the water by swimming
swimming, swimthe act of swimming
English > swim: 6 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningBe afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThese cars won't swim
Synonymfloat
Narrowerbuoyfloat on the surface of water
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Oppositesink, settle, go down, go undergo under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
Similar tofloatSet afloat
floatMove lightly, as if suspended
Spanishflotar, nadar
Catalanflotar, nedar, surar
Nounsswimthe act of swimming
English > swim: 6 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningBe dizzy or giddy.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"my brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne"
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > swim: 6 senses > verb 4, stative
MeaningBe covered with or submerged in a liquid.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"
Synonymdrown
BroaderbeHave the quality of being
English > swim: 6 senses > verb 5, motion
MeaningMove as if gliding through water.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP
Example"this snake swims through the soil where it lives"
Broadertravel, go, move, locomotechange location
Spanishnadar

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