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swimverb

uk   /swɪm/ us   /swɪm/ present participle swimming, past tense swam, past participle swum
  • swim verb (MOVE IN WATER)

A1 [I or T] to move through water by moving the body or parts of the body: We spent the day on the beach but it was too cold to go swimming. Her ambition is to swim (across) the English Channel. I swam two miles this morning.
be swimming in/with sth disapproving
If food is swimming in/with a liquid, it has too much of that liquid in it or on it: The salad was swimming in oil.

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swimnoun [S]

uk   /swɪm/ us   /swɪm/
A2 a time when you swim: Let's go for/have a swim this afternoon.

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Movement on or through water
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swimmer
noun [C] uk   /ˈswɪm.ər/ us   /ˈswɪm.ɚ/
B1 Oliver is a very strong swimmer.
swimming
noun [U] uk   /ˈswɪm.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈswɪm.ɪŋ/

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A2 The doctor recommended swimming as the best all-round exercise.
(Definition of swim from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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swimverb [I/T]

us   /swɪm/ 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
noun [C] us   /swɪm/
Let’s go for a swim this afternoon.
swimmer
noun [C] us   /ˈswɪm·ər/
Katy is a good swimmer.
swimming
noun [U] us   /ˈswɪm·ɪŋ/
Swimming is excellent exercise.
(Definition of swim from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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