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Meaning of “swim” - Learner’s Dictionary

swim

verb     /swɪm/ ( present participle swimming, past tense swam, past participle swum)
THROUGH WATER [I, T] A1 to move through water by moving your body: I learnt to swim when I was about 5 years old. I swim thirty lengths of the pool most mornings. SwimmingMovement on or through water
HEAD [I] If your head swims, you feel confused and are unable to see or think clearly: Just the thought of all that work makes my head swim.Losing consciousnessConfusion, confusing and feeling confused
SEEM TO MOVE [I] to seem to move about: I got up suddenly and the room started swimming.Revolving, rotating and spinning
swimming noun [U] A2 I usually go swimming about twice a week. swimmer noun [C] B1 I'm not a very strong swimmer.
(Definition of swim verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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