Meaning of SWIM in English

SWIM

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ evening , morning , regular

▪ long , quick

How about a quick ~ before breakfast?

▪ nice

VERB + SWIM

▪ go for , have , take ( esp. AmE )

She got up early and went for a ~.

SWIM + NOUN

▪ suit (usually swimsuit ) , trunks ( AmE )

▪ coach , team (both AmE )

▪ meet , practice (both AmE )

PREPOSITION

▪ for a ~

Are you joining us for a ~?

II.

verb

ADVERB

▪ strongly , vigorously

A beaver swam vigorously upstream.

▪ well

He can't ~ well.

▪ quickly , rapidly

▪ slowly

▪ underwater

▪ out

▪ ashore , back

Exhausted, they swam ashore.

▪ away , off

▪ downstream , upstream

▪ around

VERB + SWIM

▪ can , know how to

▪ learn (how) to

▪ teach sb (how) to

PREPOSITION

▪ across

to ~ across the river

▪ in

to ~ in the sea

▪ to

We swam out to the boat.

▪ towards/toward

She swam back towards/toward the shore.

PHRASES

▪ go swimming

Swim is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ duck , ↑ fish , ↑ salmon , ↑ sense , ↑ swan , ↑ vision , ↑ whale

Swim is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ distance , ↑ lap , ↑ length , ↑ mile , ↑ relay , ↑ river , ↑ stroke

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