from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past tense of swim.

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  • v. Simple past of swim.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • imp. of swim.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Preterit of swim.


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  • ‘I remember Jim,’ I said, even though his name swam in front of me.

    State of the Union

  • Robin swam underwater for two minutes ... [so] I learned how to hold my breath underwater.

    Archive 2008-01-01

  • In contrast, mice with high levels of ghrelin swam energetically in deep water, looking for escape.

    Hunger Can Make You Happy « Isegoria

  • He reached down to replace the dome, and the glass dolphin swam in his palm.

    The Safe

  • When Natalie Coughlin swam her first butterfly race at age 6, she was disqualified. - Swimmer Coughlin poised for pedestal

  • Always an athlete (Kumin swam competitively in college), she took up distance riding and then, when arthritis hindered her ability to ride for long periods of time, driving horses.

    The Art of Living

  • He had never actually felt sick, not that he remembered, not even when Verin — another name swam out of the haze — had told someone nearby that he was dying.

    The Dragon Reborn

  • The dolphin swam towards the shore, and round a small promontory.

    Hauff's Fairy Tales, Translated and Adapted

  • His wonderful steed carried him swiftly through the waves, and when evening came he saw the land and a wide river, into which the dolphin swam, and slowly followed the course of the stream, and Saïd, remembering his instructions, drew out his whistle and blew it, and wished for a hearty meal.

    Hauff's Fairy Tales, Translated and Adapted

  • The name swam through her mind and swam out again.

    Christopher and Columbus


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