swim

 /swɪm/

For the verb: "to swim"

Simple Past: swam
Past Participle: swum

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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
swim viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (move through water)nuotare vi
  andare a nuoto vi
 I swam to the island yesterday.
 Ho nuotato fino all'isola ieri.
 Ieri sono andato fino all'isola a nuoto.
swim nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (instance of swimming)nuotata nf
 I go for a swim in the lake each morning.
 Vado a fare una nuotata al lago ogni mattina.
 
Additional Translations
swim viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." literary, figurative (glide)muoversi con leggerezza, muoversi con leggiadria v rif
 Fred Astaire could just swim across a room.
 Fred Astaire si muoveva con grande leggerezza da una parte all'altra della stanza.
swim viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (float)nuotare, galleggiare vi
 There was a dead bug swimming in my soup.
 C'era un moscerino morto che nuotava nella mia minestra.
swim [sth] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (cross by swimming)attraversare qlcs a nuoto vtr
 Didn't somebody swim the English Channel last summer?
 Non c'è stato qualcuno che ha attraversato a nuoto il Canale della Manica la scorsa estate?
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
swam,
swim
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
(swim: simple past)nuotare vi
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Compound Forms/Forme composte
swim | swam
sink or swim v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (fail or succeed)o la va o la spacca
 It's sink or swim with this final exam.
 Per questo esame finale o la va o la spacca.
swim across [sth] vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S] (river, etc.: traverse by swimming)attraversare qlcs a nuoto vtr
swim cap,
UK: swimming cap
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (swimmer's waterproof hat)cuffia da nuoto
swim coach,
UK: swimming coach
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US ([sb]: trains swimmers)istruttore di nuoto nm
swim downstream v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (move with the current)nuotare nel verso della corrente vi
swim goggles,
UK: swimming goggles
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
US (glasses worn for swimming)occhialini, occhialini da nuoto nmpl
swim lane,
UK: swimming lane
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (area marked off in a pool)corsia da nuoto
swim team,
UK: swimming team
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (competing group of swimmers)squadra di nuoto
swim the crawl,
do the crawl
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
(do overarm swimming stroke)  (crawl)nuotare a stile libero vi
  nuotare a crawl vi
 During a freestyle swimming race most swimmers choose to swim the crawl.
 Durante la gara di stile libero molti nuotatori hanno optato per nuotare a crawl.
swim under water nuotare sott'acqua v
swim upstream v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (move against the current)nuotare controcorrente vi
 We had to swim upstream to reach the man in distress.
 Abbiamo dovuto nuotare controcorrente per raggiungere l'uomo in difficoltà.
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