swim

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 /swɪm/

For the verb: "to swim"

Simple Past: swam
Past Participle: swum

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

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.
 
Additional Translations
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.
swim viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (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." (float)nuotare, galleggiare vi
 There was a dead bug swimming in my soup.
 C'era un moscerino morto che nuotava nella mia minestra.
swim viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." figurative (be immersed in)  (figurato)nuotare vi
 That guy is swimming in money!
 Quel tipo nuota nei soldi!
swim vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (cross by swimming)attraversare a nuoto vtr
 Didn't somebody swim the English Channel last summer?
 Qualcuno non ha attraversato a nuoto il Canale della Manica la scorsa estate?
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
sink or swim v figurative (fail or succeed)o la va o la spacca
swim across [sth] v (cross [sth] by swimming: river, etc.)attraversare a nuoto
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] who trains swimmers)istruttore di nuoto
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 (protective glasses worn for swimming)occhiali da nuoto
swim in nuotare in
swim lane
UK: swimming lane
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (area marked off in a pool)corsia da nuoto
swim pool
UK: swimming pool
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (swimming baths)piscina nf
swim team
UK: swimming team
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (competing group of swimmers)squadra di nuoto
swim the crawl v (do overarm swimming stroke)nuotare il crawl
 During a freestyle swimming race most swimmers choose to swim the crawl.
swim under water nuotare sott'acqua v
swim upstream viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." literal (move against the current)nuotare controcorrente
 It was very difficult to swim upstream to reach the man in distress.
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