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Swim (v. i.) 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.
Swim (v. i.) To move progressively in water by means of strokes with the hands and feet, or the fins or the tail.
Swim (v. i.) To be overflowed or drenched.
Swim (v. i.) Fig.: To be as if borne or floating in a fluid.
Swim (v. i.) To be filled with swimming animals.
Swim (v. t.) To pass or move over or on by swimming; as, to swim a stream.
Swim (v. t.) To cause or compel to swim; to make to float; as, to swim a horse across a river.
Swim (v. t.) To immerse in water that the lighter parts may float; as, to swim wheat in order to select seed.
Swim (n.) The act of swimming; a gliding motion, like that of one swimming.
Swim (n.) The sound, or air bladder, of a fish.
Swim (n.) A part of a stream much frequented by fish.
Swim (v. i.) To be dizzy; to have an unsteady or reeling sensation; as, the head swims.
Swimming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Swim
Swimming (a.) That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming; as, a swimming bird; a swimming motion.
Swimming (a.) Suffused with moisture; as, swimming eyes.
Swimming (n.) The act of one who swims.
Swimming (a.) Being in a state of vertigo or dizziness; as, a swimming brain.
Swimming (n.) Vertigo; dizziness; as, a swimming in the head.