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swim

verb

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1 to be in a confused state as if from being twirled around
  • his head was swimming after he was given so much information on his first day at the new job

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2 to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air
  • there appeared to be an oily film swimming on the water

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swim

noun

Synonyms of swim (Entry 2 of 2)

a temporary state of unconsciousness
  • the merest glimpse of blood sends him into a swim

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The first known use of swim was before the 12th century

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“Swim.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/swim. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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