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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
swim (verb)
intransitive verb
1.
a) to propel oneself in water by natural means (as movements of the limbs, fins, or tail)
b) to play in the water (as at a beach or pool) - swimming
2.
to move with a motion like that of swimming - glide a cloud swam slowly across the moon
3.
a) to float on a liquid not sink
b) to surmount difficulties not go under - sink or swim, live or die, survive or perish Daniel Webster
4.
to become immersed in or flooded with or as if with a liquid - potatoes swimming in gravy
5.
transitive verb
to have a floating or reeling appearance or sensation
1.
a) to cross by propelling oneself through water - swim a stream
b) to execute in swimming
2.
to cause to swim or float
swim (noun)
1.
a smooth gliding motion
2.
an act or period of - swimming
3.
a temporary dizziness or unconsciousness
4.
a) an area frequented by fish
b) the main current of activity - in the swim
swim (adjective)
of, relating to, or used in or for - swimming
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
swim (noun)
a temporary state of unconsciousness
SYNONIMS:
blackout, insensibility, knockout, swim, swoon, syncope
RELATED WORDS:
daze, stupor, trance; drowsiness, narcosis, sleep, somnolence
swim (verb)
1.
to be in a confused state as if from being twirled around
SYNONIMS:
reel, swim, turn, whirl
RELATED WORDS:
swirl
NEAR ANTONYMS:
calm, collect; settle, steady
swim (verb)
2.
to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air
SYNONIMS:
drift, glide, hang, hover, poise, ride, sail, swim, waft
RELATED WORDS:
bob, dangle, suspend; buoy; balloon, raft
NEAR ANTONYMS:
dive, lunge, plunge; dip, immerse, submerge, submerse
settle, sink
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