For the verb: "to swim"
|Present Participle: ||swimming|
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swim•ming /ˈswɪmɪŋ/USA pronunciation
n. [uncountable]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
adj. [before a noun]
- Animal Behavior, Sportthe act of a person or thing that swims.
- Sporta competitive sport based on the ability to swim.
- Sportused in or for swimming:a swimming pool.
(swim′ing),USA pronunciation n. WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- Animal Behaviorthe act of a person or thing that swims.
- the skill or technique of a person who swims.
- the sport of swimming.
- Animal Behaviorpertaining to, characterized by, or capable of swimming.
- used in or for swimming:swimming trunks.
- immersed in or overflowing with water or some other liquid.
- dizzy or giddy:a swimming head.
- bef. 1000; Middle English; Old English swimmende (adjective, adjectival). See swim, -ing2, -ing1
swim /swɪm/USA pronunciation
v., swam, swum, swim•ming, n. v.
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- Animal Behavior, Sport[no object] to move in water by using the limbs, fins, tail, etc.
- Sport[~ + object] to move along in or cross (a body of water) this way.
- to be filled or flooded with a liquid:[~ + with + object]eyes swimming with tears.
- to be dizzy or giddy;
seem to whirl:[no object]My head began to swim.
- Sportan act, instance, or period of swimming.
swim•mer, n. [countable]
- Idiomsin the swim, alert to current affairs, social activities, etc.
swim (swim),USA pronunciation
v., swam, swum, swim•ming, n.
- Animal Behaviorto move in water by movements of the limbs, fins, tail, etc.
- to float on the surface of water or some other liquid.
- to move, rest, or be suspended in air as if swimming in water.
- Animal Behaviorto move, glide, or go smoothly over a surface.
- to be immersed or steeped in or overflowing or flooded with a liquid:eyes swimming with tears.
- to be dizzy or giddy;
seem to whirl:My head began to swim.
- to move along in or cross (a body of water) by swimming:to swim a lake.
- to perform (a particular stroke) in swimming:to swim a sidestroke.
- to cause to swim or float, as on a stream.
- to furnish with sufficient water to swim or float.
- an act, instance, or period of swimming.
- a motion as of swimming;
a smooth, gliding movement.
- in the swim, alert to or actively engaged in events;
in the thick of things:Despite her age, she is still in the swim.
- bef. 900; Middle English swimmen, Old English swimman; cognate with Dutch zwemmen, German schwimmen, Old Norse svimma
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swim /swɪm/ vb (swims, swimming, swam, swum)
- (intransitive) to move along in water, etc, by means of movements of the body or parts of the body, esp the arms and legs, or (in the case of fish) tail and fins
- (transitive) to cover (a distance or stretch of water) in this way
- (transitive) to compete in (a race) in this way
- (intransitive) to be supported by and on a liquid; float
- (transitive) to use (a particular stroke) in swimming
- (intransitive) to move smoothly, usually through air or over a surface
- (intransitive) to reel or seem to reel: my head swam, the room swam around me
- (intr; often followed by in or with) to be covered or flooded with water or other liquid
- (intransitive) often followed by in: to be liberally supplied (with): he's swimming in money
- (transitive) to cause to float or swim
- swim against the tide, swim against the stream ⇒ to resist prevailing opinion
- swim with the tide, swim with the stream ⇒ to conform to prevailing opinion
Etymology: Old English swimman; related to Old Norse svima, German schwimmen, Gothic swumsl pond, Norwegian svamla to paddleˈswimmable adj ˈswimmer n ˈswimming n , adj
- the act, an instance, or period of swimming
- any graceful gliding motion
- a condition of dizziness; swoon
- a pool in a river good for fishing
- in the swim ⇒ informal fashionable or active in social or political activities
'swimming' also found in these entries:
1st hockey team/2nd swimming team
a 4 star hotel complete with a/x swimming pool
a four-feet-deep swimming pool
a subscription to a swimming pool
a swimming through, like rats in a dark river
accustomed to swimming
As long as you swim, as long as you are swimming
At/in/to the swimming pool (a location)
Bathing, swimming, or ?
began swimming off down the short leg of the L leaving a V of ripples behind
boast great swimming opportunities
Bob saw Meg swimming.
Bob saw Meg swimming.
breathing a swimming pool
buzz around, swimming around
By the beach, by the swimming pool?
colorfully tiled swimming pool
comma before 'such as': in one to others, such as swimming and squash
comma with 'from X to Y' [preposition]: from swimming..., to relaxing
comma with 'which': world's highest swimming pool, which one can find
comma with present participle: My father, swimming in the pool, is a
Could you please make your own way to the swimming centre?
dead fish swimming
Do you want to go to swimming?
enjoy your swimming
Enjoying swimming(?), she goes to the pool daily.
First place in swimming
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