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Synonyms for swim
swɪm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swimming, swim(verb)

    the act of swimming

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

    Synonyms:
    swimming

  2. swim(verb)

    travel through water

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

    Synonyms:
    drown, float

  3. float, swim(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    be adrift, drift, blow, drown, float

  4. swim(verb)

    be dizzy or giddy

    "my brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne"

    Synonyms:
    drown, float

  5. swim, drown(verb)

    be covered with or submerged in a liquid

    "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"

    Synonyms:
    overwhelm, drown, submerge, float

  6. swim(verb)

    move as if gliding through water

    "this snake swims through the soil where it lives"

    Synonyms:
    drown, float

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swim(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    float, be borne up (on a liquid)

  2. swim(v. n.)

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

  3. swim(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    glide, skim

  4. swim(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be flooded, be inundated

  5. swim(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be dizzy (as the head)

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    swimming, swam, bath, bathing, swimmer, aquatics

How to pronounce swim?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say swim in sign language?

  1. swim

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#35869swam
#39035overwhelm
#75978submerge

How to use swim in a sentence?

  1. Chiang Rai:

    Regarding the plan for the 13 to swim or dive, there is only one critical point which it is risky: It is where every boy has to dive alone. The point is very narrow ... It is very deep water. The distance is pretty long.

  2. Matshona Dhliwayo:

    You cannot stop the ocean's current, but you can swim.

  3. Feras Abukhalil:

    As soon as Hisham got in the water he became afraid, i encouraged him a lot and pushed him to swim just a few meters with me and see how he felt.

  4. Anthony Pike:

    People are no longer incredulous to the potential danger, were seeing a cultural change across Cape Cod to educate the public, to stay close and shore to swim responsibly.

  5. Lord Macaulay:

    Many politicians lay it down as a self-evident proposition, that no people ought to be free till they are fit to use their freedom. The maxim is worthy of the fool in the old story, who resolved not to go into the water till he had learned to swim.


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