Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “be swimming in something”

be swimming in something

to have too much of something: This salad was swimming in oil. The company is swimming in cash and trying to figure out what to do with it.
(Definition of be swimming in something from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

nip

to press something quickly and quite hard between two objects, especially sharp objects such as teeth or nails

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More