Synonyms of swim
1 go swimming • They loved the outdoors, and swam in the sea in all weathers.
bathe • small ponds for the birds to bathe in
take a dip
dip • Dip the food into the sauce.
2 reelDictionary • The musty aroma of the incense made her head swim.
reel • The room reeled and he jammed his head down.
spin • The Earth spins on its own axis.
swirl • She smiled, swirling the wine in her glass.
revolve • The entire circle revolved slowly.
whirl • My head whirled in a giddiness like that of intoxication.
twirl • She twirled an empty glass in her fingers.
go round and round
3 be covered in • broccoli swimming in thick sauce
be covered in
be immersed in
be soaked in
be drenched in
be saturated in
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batheIf you bathe in a sea, river, or lake, you swim, play, or wash yourself in it. Birds and animals can also bathe.
• small ponds for the birds to bathe in
bathe (British)Bathe is also a noun.
• an early-morning bathe
dipIf you dip something in a liquid, you put it into the liquid for a short time, so that only part of it is covered, and take it out again.
• Dip the food into the sauce.
Thesaurus for swim from the Collins English Thesaurus
to move along in water, etc, by means of movements of the body or parts of the body, esp the arms and legs, or (in the case of fish) tail and fins