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1. swim

verb. ['ˈswɪm'] travel through water.

Synonyms

  • breaststroke
  • travel
  • fin
  • break water
  • school
  • skinny-dip
  • go
  • locomote
  • paddle
  • move
  • backstroke
  • dive

Antonyms

  • levitation
  • gravitation
  • walk
  • day school

Etymology

  • swimmen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swimman (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Swim

  • patronym
  • kibbutzim
  • prelim
  • mckim
  • whim
  • trimm
  • trim
  • slim
  • skim
  • primm
  • prim
  • krim
  • klym
  • klim
  • grimme
  • grimm
  • grim
  • flim
  • crimm
  • crim
  • clim
  • brimm
  • brim
  • zim
  • yim
  • vim
  • timme
  • timm
  • tim
  • sym

How do you pronounce swim?

Pronounce swim as swɪm.

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Sentences with swim


1. Verb, base form
The male guards the nest until the eggs hatch and the fry can swim on their own.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Choose either a one-piece women’s swimsuit or a pair of men’s swim trunks.

Quotes about swim


1. You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore.
- William Faulkner

2. 'You are no saint,' says the devil. Well, if I am not, I am a sinner, and Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners. Sink or swim, I go to Him; other hope, I have none.
- Charles Spurgeon

3. Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. swim

verb. ['ˈswɪm'] be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom.

Synonyms

  • go
  • locomote
  • travel
  • buoy
  • float

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • follow
  • fall
  • ascend

Etymology

  • swimmen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swimman (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. swim

verb. ['ˈswɪm'] be dizzy or giddy.

Antonyms

  • stay

Etymology

  • swimmen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swimman (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. swim

noun. ['ˈswɪm'] the act of swimming.

Synonyms

  • bathe
  • floating
  • skin diving
  • diving
  • plunge
  • skinny-dip
  • dip
  • natation
  • aquatics
  • swimming
  • dive
  • water sport

Antonyms

  • descend
  • linger
  • recede
  • ride

Etymology

  • swimmen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swimman (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. swim

verb. ['ˈswɪm'] move as if gliding through water.

Synonyms

  • go
  • locomote
  • move

Antonyms

  • go
  • rise
  • precede
  • advance

Etymology

  • swimmen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swimman (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. swim

verb. ['ˈswɪm'] be covered with or submerged in a liquid.

Synonyms

  • be

Antonyms

  • be born
  • survive

Etymology

  • swimmen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • swimman (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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