swim


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Synonyms for swim

go swimming

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reel

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be covered in

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  • be covered in
  • be immersed in
  • be soaked in
  • be drenched in
  • be saturated in

Synonyms for swim

to have the sensation of turning in circles

the act of swimming

Synonyms for swim

be afloat either on or below a liquid surface and not sink to the bottom

be dizzy or giddy

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be covered with or submerged in a liquid

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move as if gliding through water

References in classic literature ?
When the ship sank I was terribly frightened--because I cannot swim far.
Little seals can no more swim than little children, but they are unhappy till they learn.
I resolved then to husband our strength, so that both should not be exhausted at the same time; and this is how we managed: while one of us lay on our back, quite still, with arms crossed, and legs stretched out, the other would swim and push the other on in front.
Ulysses got astride of one plank and rode upon it as if he were on horseback; he then took off the clothes Calypso had given him, bound Ino's veil under his arms, and plunged into the sea--meaning to swim on shore.
When I saw a man's head looking over I thought I would swim away presently and leave him shouting--in whatever language it was.
We were talking in the train about the bathing down here, and Jane happened to say she could swim some, and it suddenly came to me.
For a long time Kala could not accustom herself to the sight; for though her people could swim when forced to it, they did not like to enter water, and never did so voluntarily.
Some of the horses were drowned and some of the men; the others tried to swim on, some in the saddle and some clinging to their horses' manes.
In the light of the lantern Wendy saw his hook grip the boat's side; she saw his evil swarthy face as he rose dripping from the water, and, quaking, she would have liked to swim away, but Peter would not budge.
Now," said Tip, instructing the Saw-Horse, "if you wiggle your legs you will probably swim; and if you swim we shall probably reach the other side.
As Tarzan struck the water, his first impulse was to swim clear of the ship and possible danger from her propellers.
She certainly could swim, he had long since concluded.
A raffle of trailing ropes entangled him as he struck out to swim.
I did not know that lions are not fond of water, nor did I know if Victory could swim, but death, immediate and terrible, stared us in the face if we remained, and so I took the chance.
Strange though it may seem, the Dog could not swim.