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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
nadar
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
nadar
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
dar vueltas
His head was swimming Everything began to swim before his eyes.
swimmer noun a person who swims or who can swim
nadador, bañista
He’s a strong swimmer.
swimming adjective covered with, or floating in, a liquid
nadando, flotando
meat swimming in/with grease.
swimming bath noun ( swimming pool) an indoor or outdoor pool for swimming in.
piscina
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
(Definition of swim from the Password English-Spanish Dictionary © 2013 K Dictionaries Ltd)
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