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English noun: swim

1. swim (act) the act of swimming


SamplesIt was the swimming they enjoyed most.
They took a short swim in the pool.


Synonymsswimming


Broader (hypernym)aquatics, water sport


Narrower (hyponym)bathe, dip, dive, diving, floating, natation, plunge, skin diving, skin-dive, skinny-dip


English verb: swim

1. swim (motion) travel through water


SamplesWe had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore.
A big fish was swimming in the tank.


ExamplesThese men swim across the river, These men swim the river


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)backstroke, break water, breaststroke, crawl, dive, fin, fin, paddle, school, skinny-dip

2. swim (motion) be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom


ExamplesThese cars won't swim


Synonymsfloat


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel


Narrower (hyponym)buoy


Verb groupfloat, float


Antonymsgo under, go down, sink, settle

3. swim (stative) be dizzy or giddy


SamplesMy brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)be

4. swim (stative) be covered with or submerged in a liquid


SamplesThe meat was swimming in a fatty gravy.


Synonymsdrown


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)be

5. swim (motion) move as if gliding through water


SamplesThis snake swims through the soil where it lives.


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel









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