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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To move or propel oneself progressively in water by natural means (as by strokes of the hands and feet or by movements of the fins, flippers, or tail). (past)

Usage examples (39)
  • Verb (used without object) : eyes swimming with tears. ,My head began to swim
  • Verb (used with object) : to swim a lake. ,to swim a sidestroke
  • ‘I remember Jim,’ I said, even though his name swam in front of me.
  • The name swam through her mind and swam out again. for more
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