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Swim vs. Swimming

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Swimverb

(intransitive) To move through the water, without touching the bottom; to propel oneself in water by natural means.

Swimmingnoun

The act or art of sustaining and propelling the body in water.

Swimverb

(intransitive) To become immersed in, or as if in, or flooded with, or as if with, a liquid

‘swimming in self-pity’; ‘a bare few bits of meat swimming in watery sauce’;

Swimmingnoun

The state of being dizzy or in vertigo.

‘the swimming of my head the day after heavy drinking’;

Swimverb

(intransitive) To move around freely because of excess space.

Swimmingadjective

That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming; as, a swimming bird; a swimming motion.

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Swimverb

(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.

‘For exercise, we like to swim laps around the pool.’; ‘I want to swim the 200-yard breaststroke in the finals.’;

Swimmingadjective

Suffused with moisture; as, swimming eyes.

Swimverb

To cause to swim.

‘to swim a horse across a river’; ‘Half of the guinea pigs were swum daily.’;

Swimmingadjective

Being in a state of vertigo or dizziness; as, a swimming brain.

Swimverb

To float.

‘sink or swim’;

Swimmingnoun

The act of one who swims.

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Swimverb

(intransitive) To be overflowed or drenched.

Swimmingnoun

Vertigo; dizziness; as, a swimming in the head.

Swimverb

(transitive) To immerse in water to make the lighter parts float.

‘to swim wheat in order to select seed’;

Swimmingnoun

the act of swimming

Swimverb

To test (a suspected witch) by throwing into a river; those who floated rather than sinking were deemed to be witches.

Swimmingadjective

filled or brimming with tears;

‘swimming eyes’; ‘watery eyes’; ‘sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid’;

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Swimverb

(intransitive) To glide along with a waving motion.

Swimmingadjective

applied to a fish depicted horizontally

Swimverb

(intransitive) To be dizzy or vertiginous; have a giddy sensation; to have, or appear to have, a whirling motion.

‘My head was swimming after drinking two bottles of cheap wine.’;

Swimming

Swimming is the self-propulsion of a person through water, or a liquid substance, usually for recreation, sport, exercise, or survival. Locomotion is achieved through coordinated movement of the limbs and the body.

Swimnoun

An act or instance of swimming.

‘I'm going for a swim.’;

Swimnoun

The sound, or air bladder, of a fish.

Swimnoun

(UK) A part of a stream much frequented by fish.

Swimnoun

A dance move of the 1960s in which the arms are moved in a freestyle swimming manner.

Swimnoun

A dizziness; swoon.

Swimnoun

used as a way to avoid self-designation or self-incrimination, especially in online drug forums

Swimverb

To be supported by water or other fluid; not to sink; to float; as, any substance will swim, whose specific gravity is less than that of the fluid in which it is immersed.

Swimverb

To move progressively in water by means of strokes with the hands and feet, or the fins or the tail.

‘Leap in with me into this angry flood,And swim to yonder point.’;

Swimverb

To be overflowed or drenched.

‘Sudden the ditches swell, the meadows swim.’;

Swimverb

Fig.: To be as if borne or floating in a fluid.

‘[They] now swim in joy.’;

Swimverb

To be filled with swimming animals.

‘[Streams] that swim full of small fishes.’;

Swimverb

To pass or move over or on by swimming; as, to swim a stream.

‘Sometimes he thought to swim the stormy main.’;

Swimverb

To cause or compel to swim; to make to float; as, to swim a horse across a river.

Swimverb

To immerse in water that the lighter parts may float; as, to swim wheat in order to select seed.

Swimverb

To be dizzy; to have an unsteady or reeling sensation; as, the head swims.

Swimnoun

The act of swimming; a gliding motion, like that of one swimming.

Swimnoun

The sound, or air bladder, of a fish.

Swimnoun

A part of a stream much frequented by fish.

Swimnoun

the act of swimming

Swimverb

travel through water;

‘We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore’; ‘a big fish was swimming in the tank’;

Swimverb

be afloat; stay on a liquid surface; not sink

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