Spanish translation of “swim”
swim verb /swim/ (present participle swimming, past tense swam /swӕm/, past participle swum /swam/)
› to move through water using arms and legs or fins, tails etc
The children aren’t allowed to go sailing until they’ve learnt to swim I’m going / I’ve been swimming She swam to the shore They watched the fish swimming about in the aquarium. › to cross (a river etc ), compete in (a race), cover (a distance etc) by swimming
He swam three lengths of the swimming-pool She can’t swim a stroke (= at all). › to seem to be moving round and round, as a result of dizziness etc
His head was swimming Everything began to swim before his eyes. swimmer noun › a person who swims or who can swim
He’s a strong swimmer. swimming adjective › covered with, or floating in, a liquid
meat swimming in/with grease. swimming bath noun ( swimming pool) › an indoor or outdoor pool for swimming in.
swimming trunks noun plural › short pants worn by boys and men for swimming
bañador (de hombre), pantalón de baño
a pair of swimming trunks. swimsuit noun ( swimming-costume) › a (woman’s) garment worn for swimming.
traje de baño, bañador