Synonyms of swimming


1. swimming, swim, water sport, aquatics

usage: the act of swimming; "it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool"


1. swim, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: 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, travel, go, move, locomote

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

3. swim, be

usage: be dizzy or giddy; "my brain is swimming after the bottle of champagne"

4. swim, drown, be

usage: be covered with or submerged in a liquid; "the meat was swimming in a fatty gravy"

5. swim, travel, go, move, locomote

usage: move as if gliding through water; "this snake swims through the soil where it lives"


1. liquid, swimming, tearful (vs. tearless)

usage: filled or brimming with tears; "swimming eyes"; "sorrow made the eyes of many grow liquid"

2. naiant, swimming, horizontal (vs. vertical) (vs. inclined)

usage: applied to a fish depicted horizontally

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Definition and meaning of swimming (Dictionary)