Associations to the word «Swim»


SWIM, verb. (intransitive) (archaic) To float.
SWIM, verb. (intransitive) To move through the water, without touching the bottom; to propel oneself in water by natural means.
SWIM, verb. (transitive) To traverse (a specific body of water, or a specific distance) by swimming; or, to utilize a specific swimming stroke; or, to compete in a specific swimming event.
SWIM, verb. (uncommon) To cause to swim.
SWIM, verb. (intransitive) To be overflowed or drenched.
SWIM, verb. (transitive) To immerse in water to make the lighter parts float.
SWIM, noun. An act or instance of swimming.
SWIM, noun. The sound, or air bladder, of a fish.
SWIM, noun. (UK) A part of a stream much frequented by fish.
SWIM BLADDER, noun. (anatomy) (usually of fish) A gas-filled sac within the bodies of most fish that variously acts as a float, lung, sound-producing organ or an aid to hearing.
SWIM BLADDERS, noun. Plural of swim bladder
SWIM BRIEFS, noun. A briefs-style male swimsuit typically worn in competitive swimming and diving.
SWIM CAP, noun. A silicone, latex or lycra cap worn on the head by recreational and competitive swimmers.
SWIM CAPS, noun. Plural of swim cap
SWIM FIN, noun. Flipper, footwear used while swimming for more speed
SWIM FINS, noun. Plural of swim fin
SWIM LANE, noun. A lengthwise division of a swimming pool or other swimming arena.
SWIM LANE, noun. A horizontal or vertical division of a process flow chart, typically used to visually separate the tasks of different actors.
SWIM LANES, noun. Plural of swim lane
SWIM LIKE A FISH, verb. (simile) To be a very strong swimmer.
SWIM THE THAMES, verb. To convert from Roman Catholicism to Anglicanism.
SWIM THE TIBER, verb. (British) To convert from Anglicanism to Roman Catholicism.
SWIM UPSTREAM, verb. (idiomatic) To opt for a difficult course of action when a simpler or safer alternative is available; to make an unwise decision against sound advice.
SWIM WITH SHARKS, verb. (idiomatic) To operate among dangerous people.

Dictionary definition

SWIM, noun. The act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool".
SWIM, verb. Travel through water; "We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore"; "a big fish was swimming in the tank".
SWIM, verb. Be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom.
SWIM, verb. Be dizzy or giddy; "my brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne".
SWIM, verb. Be covered with or submerged in a liquid; "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy".
SWIM, verb. Move as if gliding through water; "this snake swims through the soil where it lives".

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