French translation of 'swam'
past tense of verb
- of swim
Example Sentences Including 'swam'
He swam for a few strokes, then turned on his back to float, too weary or too hurt to keep swimming.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
The evening was heavy and warm, and Una's magenta roses swam magically in the haze.Death of an Unknown Man
Inside that hand, the sliver of arcane metal swam , negotiating the complex pathway of the boy's veins.LIRAEL: DAUGHTER OF THE CLAYR (2001)
Trends of 'swam'
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- [person, animal, fish]
⇒ Can you swim?
Tu sais nager?to swim across sth
⇒ She swam across the river.
Elle a traversé la rivière à la nage.to swim ashore
nager jusqu'au rivageto go swimming (in the sea, a river)
aller nager(in a swimming pool)
aller à la piscine
- (as sport)
faire de la natation
- (= spin) [head, room]
- (= be covered in, full of)
to be swimming in sth [sauce, oil]
baigner dans qch
⇒ The steak was swimming in thick sauce.
Le steak baignait dans une sauce épaisse.
⇒ His eyes were swimming with tears.
Ses yeux étaient baignés de larmes.
- [river, the Channel]
traverser (à la nage)
⇒ Once I swam eight kilometres.
Un jour j'ai nagé huit kilomètres.to swim a length
nager une longueur
to go for a swim
aller se baigner
Example Sentences Including 'swim'
Lisa came and sat down on the bottom half of the sun lounge where Malone, in swim trunks, was stretched out.Murder Song
They were in her arms, they were all in the water, they were holding hands... Eileen was telling her Gwen couldn't swim.Lost Children
Mostly I go straight to work, but sometimes I go for a swim first.THE EXECUTION (2002)
Translation of swam from the Collins English to French Dictionary