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Synonyms for swim

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swimming, swimverb

    the act of swimming

    "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool"


  2. swimverb

    travel through water

    "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank"

    drown, float

  3. float, swimverb

    be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom

    be adrift, drift, blow, drown, float

  4. swimverb

    be dizzy or giddy

    "my brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne"

    drown, float

  5. swim, drownverb

    be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"

    overwhelm, drown, submerge, float

  6. swimverb

    move as if gliding through water

    "this snake swims through the soil where it lives"

    drown, float

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Editors Contribution

  1. paddle

    travel along (a stretch of water) by paddling

    i paddled over to the boat.

    Submitted by anonymous on September 22, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swimverb

    float, be borne up (on a liquid)

  2. swimverb

    be borne along (as on water, by effort or by a current), buffet the waves, float with the tide

  3. swimverb

    glide, skim

  4. swimverb

    be flooded, be inundated

  5. swimverb

    be dizzy (as the head)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "swim":

    swimming, swam, bath, bathing, swimmer, aquatics

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How to use swim in a sentence?

  1. Michele Hlavsa:

    Also, take kids on bathroom breaks every hour, and check diapers in a diaper-changing area and not right next to the pool, we all share the water we swim in, but we don't want to share germs, pee or poop.

  2. E. W. Dijkstra:

    The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.

  3. Andrew Schneider:

    A person has three choices in life. You can swim against the tide and get exhausted, or you can tread water and let the tide sweep you away, or you can swim with the tide, and let it take you where it wants you to go.

  4. Bill Ryall:

    The pool looks like it's just this body of water in the ground, it's amazing when you swim in it because you're really seeing almost nothing but the sky and the grasses.

  5. Bradley Cooper:

    The Michelin star actually is much more influential than an Oscar, the Michelin guide will allow restaurants to sink or swim, they live and die by these stars.

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