Found 3 items, similar to swim.
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English → English
n : the act of swimming [syn: swimming
v 1: travel through water; “We had to swim for 20 minutes to
reach the shore”
; “a big fish was swimming in the tank”
2: be afloat; stay on a liquid surface; not sink [syn: float
English → English
1. The act of swimming; a gliding motion, like that of one
swimming. --B. Jonson.
2. The sound, or air bladder, of a fish.
3. A part of a stream much frequented by fish. [Eng.]
, an air bladder of a fish.
To be in the swim
, to be in a favored position; to be
associated with others in active affairs. [Colloq.]
, v. i. [imp. Swam
; p. p. Swum
; p. pr. &
vb. n. Swimming
.] [AS. swimman; akin to D. zwemmen, OHG.
swimman, G. schwimmen, Icel. svimma, Dan. sw["o]mme, Sw.
simma. Cf. Sound
an air bladder, a strait.]
1. To be supported by water or other fluid; not to sink; to
float; as, any substance will swim, whose specific gravity
is less than that of the fluid in which it is immersed.
2. To move progressively in water by means of strokes with
the hands and feet, or the fins or the tail.
Leap in with me into this angry flood,
And swim to yonder point. --Shak.
3. To be overflowed or drenched. --Ps. vi. 6.
Sudden the ditches swell, the meadows swim.
4. Fig.: To be as if borne or floating in a fluid.
[They] now swim in joy. --Milton.
5. To be filled with swimming animals. [Obs.]
[Streams] that swim full of small fishes. --Chaucer.
, v. t.
1. To pass or move over or on by swimming; as, to swim a
Sometimes he thought to swim the stormy main.
2. To cause or compel to swim; to make to float; as, to swim
a horse across a river.
3. To immerse in water that the lighter parts may float; as,
to swim wheat in order to select seed.
, v. i. [OE. swime dizziness, vertigo, AS. sw[=i]ma;
akin to D. zwijm, Icel. svimi dizziness, svina to subside,
sv[=i]a to abate, G. schwindel dizziness, schwinden to
disappear, to dwindle, OHG. sw[=i]nan to dwindle. Cf.
To be dizzy; to have an unsteady or reeling sensation; as,
the head swims.