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English definition of “swim”

swim

verb (MOVE IN WATER)    /swɪm/ (present participle swimming, past tense swam, past participle swum)
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.SwimmingMovement on or through water 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.Not pleasant to eat or drink
(Definition of swim verb (MOVE IN WATER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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