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