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English

woman swimming

Etymology

Old English swimman.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to swim

Third person singular
swims

Simple past
swam

Past participle
swum

Present participle
swimming

to swim (third-person singular simple present swims, present participle swimming, simple past swam, past participle swum)
  1. (intransitive) To move through the water, without touching the bottom; to propel oneself in water by natural means.
  2. (transitive) To traverse (a specific body of water, or a specific distance) by swimming; or, to utilize a specific swimming stroke; or, to compete in a specific swimming event.
    He will attempt to swim the channel.
    For exercise, we like to swim laps around the pool.
    I want to swim the 200-yard breaststroke in the finals.

Translations

Noun

Singular
swim

Plural
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  1. An act or instance of swimming.
    I'm going for a swim.

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