Meaning of SWIM in English


■ verb ( ~s , ~ming ; past swam ; past participle swum )

1》 propel oneself through water by bodily movement.

↘cross (a stretch of water) in this way.


2》 be immersed in or covered with liquid.

3》 appear to whirl before one's eyes.

↘experience a dizzily confusing sensation.

■ noun

1》 an act or period of ~ming.

2》 a pool in a river which is a particularly good spot for fishing.


in the ~ involved in or aware of current affairs or events.


~mable adjective

~mer noun

~ming noun


OE ~man , of Gmc origin.

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