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Definition of Swim


  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.
  3. To be overflowed or drenched.
  4. Fig.: To be as if borne or floating in a fluid.
  5. To be filled with swimming animals.
  6. To pass or move over or on by swimming; as, to swim a stream.
  7. To cause or compel to swim; to make to float; as, to swim a horse across a river.
  8. To immerse in water that the lighter parts may float; as, to swim wheat in order to select seed.
  9. The act of swimming; a gliding motion, like that of one swimming.
  10. The sound, or air bladder, of a fish.
  11. A part of a stream much frequented by fish.
  12. To be dizzy; to have an unsteady or reeling sensation; as, the head swims.
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Swim Translations

swim in Afrikaans is swem, dryf
swim in Dutch is zwemmen, drijven
swim in Finnish is uida
swim in French is nager, baignade, nagent, nageons, nagez
swim in German is schwimmen
swim in Italian is nuotare, fanno il bagno
swim in Portuguese is nadar, nadada
swim in Spanish is ba ar, nadar
swim in Swedish is simma