Definition of swim noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//swɪm//
    ; NAmE NAmE//swɪm//
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  1. 1[singular] a period of time during which you swim Let's go for a swim. How about a quick swim before breakfast? She got up early and went for a swim.
  2. 2(especially North American English) (in compounds) related to or used for swimming a swim meet (= a swimming competition between teams) swim trunks
  3. Word OriginOld English swimman (verb), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zwemmen and German schwimmen.Idioms
    in the swim (of things)
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    (informal) involved in things that are happening in society or in a particular situation Since leaving the company, he’s no longer in the swim of things.
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