verb (used without object), swam, swum, swimming.
1. to move in water by movements of the limbs, fins, tail, etc.
2. to float on the surface of water or some other liquid.
3. to move, rest, or be suspended in air as if swimming in water.
4. to move, glide, or go smoothly over a surface.
5.to be immersed or steeped in or overflowing or flooded with a liquid:
6. to be dizzy or giddy; seem to whirl: