swim /swɪm/ v [I/T] (present participle swimming, past tense swam /swæm/, past participle swum /swʌm/)
› to move through water by moving parts of the body: [I] He jumped in the river and swam. [T] Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel. swim /swɪm/ n [C] › Let’s go for a swim this afternoon. swimmer /ˈswɪm·ər/ n [C] › Katy is a good swimmer. swimming /ˈswɪm·ɪŋ/ n [U] › Swimming is excellent exercise.